Scores of residents of Chak 29-JB on Wednesday protested the killing of a woman in their neighbourhood over a marriage dispute and demanded arrest of the suspects.
The protesters gathered at Kaleem Shaheed Road and blocked it for traffic.
Talking to newsmen, Muhammad Afzal, a brother of the deceased, said his sister Anwar Bibi had turned down the marriage proposal of her brother-in-law Faiz Ahmed for her daughter. He said on Tuesday, he had visited her house and demanded that she change her mind. He said he had shot her when she refused. He said Bibi had died on the spot.
“We moved a complaint at Sandal Bar police station. Police took the body to the rural health centre in Chak 30-JB and later advised us to take it to the General Hospital in Ghulam Muhammadabad,” he said.
“When we took the body there, the hospital staff told us to take the body back to the rural health centre,” he said. He said it had been 36 hours since the killing but a post mortem examination of the deceased had not been done. The Gulberg SP met the protesters and assured them that the suspect would be arrested and taken to task. He also advised them to take the body to Allied Hospital.
After a post mortem examination, the body was handed over to the family for burial.
Sandal Bar police have registered a case on Afzal’s complaint and formed a team to investigate the incident.
Talking to The Express Tribune, the Ghulam Muhammadabad General Hospital medical superintendent said the hospital lacked sufficient equipment for autopsies of females. “That was the reason we advised the family to take the body to another hospital.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2015.