In revenge: Sons arrested for killing father in his sleep

Accused say the man had murdered their mother over an alleged affair.

Our Correspondents July 18, 2014

PABBI/CHARSADDA: Two men were arrested by the Nowshera Kalan police on Friday on charges of killing their father in his sleep a few years ago - an act of revenge for the murder of their mother. The deceased’s brother-in-law was also taken into custody.

According to SHO Nihar Ali, Ghazala, a resident of Kheshgi Bala, had filed a complaint some years back that she was asleep at home with her children and her husband Ahmad Jan, when unidentified men barged in and shot Jan dead. Ghazala, who was Ahmad Jan’s second wife, reported she was also injured in the firing.

On Friday, the police followed up a lead from their investigation and raided a house in Kheshgi Bala where they arrested two of Ahmad Jan’s sons, Nadeem Ahmad and Naveed Ahmad. Raza Ali Khan, Ahmad Jan’s brother-in-law, was also taken from the house as a suspect. One Kalashnikov was found on the premises and seized.

The SHO said the accused had confessed to their crime during interrogation. They told the police they killed their father because he had killed their mother over an alleged illicit relationship. Both sons maintained their deceased mother was innocent. According to SHO Nihar, the sons said their father would taunt them and say their mother was a woman of ill repute.

Meanwhile, a woman allegedly killed her husband with the help of her friend and eloped with him on Friday night in Battagram in Charsadda.

Mushtaq, the brother of the deceased and a resident of Ashara Koruna, told the police his sister-in-law Begum was involved in an extramarital affair with Wajid. His brother Akhtar Gul found Begum and Wajid in a compromising situation on Friday, said Mushtaq.

He accused the two of overpowering his brother and killing him before fleeing.

Gul and Begum have two small children kids.

The police has registered the case and started a search for Begum and Wajid.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2014.


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