SUKKUR: A young woman was gunned down allegedly by her husband over a karo-kari allegation in Haji Mahar village, Ghotki.
The accused, Sarwar Pitafi, suspected that his wife, Allah Jawai, was involved with someone in their area. He shot her with his pistol on Wednesday night, while she was asleep and then escaped.
Dad Leghari police was informed of the murder on Thursday morning. They moved Jawai’s body to Mirpur Mathelo Hospital but since there was no female doctor there, the body was taken to Taluka Hospital Daharki for an autopsy.
The deceased’s brother, Athar Pitafi, has registered an FIR against his brother-in-law, Sarwar Pitafi, and three others including, Anwar Pitafi, Akram Pitafi and Budho Pitafi. However, no arrests had been made till the filing of this report.
Athar Pitafi said his sister was married to Sarwar Pitafi 13 months ago. He claimed Sarwar used to beat his sister and say that she was not capable of having a child, which is why he killed her.
Other people in the area said, however, that Sarwar had fallen in love with another woman and had just wanted to get rid of Allah Jawai. They added that although Sarwar had not accused anyone as the ‘karo’ yet, he will soon find someone and blame him for being the man his wife had illicit relations with. This way, he will be able to marry the woman he likes and earn some money in ‘compensation payments’ as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2010.
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