Man accused of strangling wife
By: Riaz Ahmad
PESHAWAR: A woman was strangulated allegedly by her husband in Mohallah Kumaran on Sunday, in the jurisdiction of Kutwali Police Station.
Sehresh Fayaz was found dead in her house, while her husband, Saeed Awan, a bank employee, escaped. Fayaz Ahmad, the victim’s father, told The Express Tribune he was certain that his daughter was killed by her husband. “They had been having many arguments over the past few months,” he said.
“I phoned my daughter on Saturday to tell her she had to go to her brother’s wife’s house to attend a function,” said Ahmad. He said when she returned on Sunday, her husband made a point to argue with her about not being invited as well. “Traditionally,” he said, “only women are invited to this event.”
“She called me and told me that her husband was threatening to kill her, but we never took it seriously,” he said. In the morning, neighbours found her dead and told Ahmad that his daughter had been killed by her husband.
Kutwali police said that an FIR has been registered and that the body has been sent for a postmortem examination. Police are investigating the case.