BUREWALA - A Man strangled  his wife to death and buried her in the courtyard of his house, pleading she had eloped with her paramour.

Khalida Bibi, a resident of Ghazi Minara Sheikhupur was married off to Muhammad Siddique Mughal of Gulshan Ghani Town Burewala and the couple had five children from the wedlock. About three days ago Siddique allegedly suffocated her wife and buried her body in the courtyard of his house under the stairs and left her children at their aunt home in Gaggo Mandi. He staged the drama that she had eloped with her paramour with Rs40,000 and gold ornaments. However, he later called his brother in-law Muhammad Ashraf and told him about his wife dead body buried in the courtyard.

The police dug out the body and shifted to THQ Hospital for autopsy.