BAHAWALPUR/HAFIZABAD/

TOBA TEK SINGH

Two married women have allegedly been killed by their in-laws while a girl was shot dead for refusing marriage proposal in different incidents here.

In Toba Tek Singh, a man killed his sister-in-law in Chak 281-JB near Gojra when she refused to marry him. Accused Arshad had murdered his wife some years ago and had come out of jail after reconciliation with her parents. Now, he was willing to marry his sister-in-law Uzma but she refused over which he also shot her dead. Gojra Sadar police have arrested the accused after registering a case against him.

In another incident at Bahawalpur, a man has allegedly killed his pregnant wife with the help of his brothers by hanging her, and then threw her body in the nearby fields.

The police have shifted the body to a hospital for post-mortem after registering a case against 6 accused. A resident of Iqbalabad, Ahmad Baksh, filed a complaint with Police Station B Division Rahim Yar Khan in which he stated that his sister Ruqayya was married to Rafiq Ahmad according to wata satta tradition and Rafiq’s sister Uzma was married with his brother Shahid.

Rafiq used to have domestic disputes with his sister over not giving her money for her personal expenses and on Tuesday he was informed by Rafiq Ahmad that his sister Ruqayya had left the house and not returned home on which he started searching for her and after hours of search he found his sister’s dead body from fields. She was killed by hanging her from neck, he alleged.

He further told that whenever he tried to talk to her sister over phone, Rafiq dodged him with some other thing and won’t let him talk to his sister while Farooq, Rafiq’s brother and father Abdul Qadir had been threatening him for the last few months that they will kill his sister.

Ahmad Baksh told the police that in the murder, Rafiq Ahmad, his father Abdul Qadir, brothers Shahbaz Ahmad, Sadique and their sister Lateeb were involved.

In Hafizabad, a married woman was throttled to death by her brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law in Hanjranwala village over domestic quarrels.

According to police source, deceased Irshad of Chak Nahra Manawali was married to Shoukat Ali in Hanjranwala village but her relations with her husband become strained due to daily quarrels with her brother-in-law and sisters-in-law. Thereupon, she has left her husband’s house and settled with her parents sometime back. About three days back, Shoukat visited the house of parents of deceased for reconciliation and took her to his house where accused Sharafat Ali and his two sisters again quarrelled with the deceased over a trifle and allegedly strangulated her to death. Her body has been shifted to the City morgue for autopsy and the police have registered a case against Sharafat Ali and his two sisters.

In Daska, the body of the missing son of a Daska based trader was found near a canal at Nandipur after 15 days of his abduction.

Reportedly, some local villagers saw the dead body there and informed the police. Later, it was identified as Muhammad Asif, the son of Muhammad Ilyas Rehmani.

According to the FIR(No. 113/2014) lodged by the trader, six accused including  Muhammad Azam, Abdul Jabbar and Tayyub Ali had kidnapped Asif near his house in Daska city’s congested Hajipura locality on February 4,2014.

The grieved family told the police that the major reason behind the alleged killing was a marriage row. The victim was engaged with his cousin Asiya Bibi, who actually wanted to her marry another cousin Muhammad Azam. She planned the “murder” with the help of accused Azam. Azam along with his five other companions kidnapped Asif.

The police added that Asiya got Asif killed. The police handed over the body to the grieved family for burial after autopsy at Daska Civil Hospital.

Sialkot District Police Officer Muhammad Gohar Nafees told newsmen that the accused would be arrested soon. Later, he was laid to rest in his native graveyard at Hajipura-Daska  amid sobs and tears in the presence of hundreds of the mourners.