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Woman killed on suspicion of infidelity

Karachi : A woman was tortured to death by her husband and brother-in-law in Korangi Industrial Area (KIA), while an Indian woman’s body was found from the Saeedabad police limits.

Twenty-four-year-old Azra was killed in house no. 218, Gali-I, Bilal Colony, KIA. Two men, Sajjad and Shahzadm were arrested in the case.

KIA SHO Javed said that Azra was married to Sajjad in Hazara. The couplr had then come to Karachi, and their neighbours told the police that the two often quarelled. The police said that Sajjad and his brother, Shahzad, suspected Azra of infidelity and killed her.

Later, to conceal their crime, they called a doctor from the area, who said Azra had been dead for an hour and asked where the torture marks on her body came from. The accused told the doctor that Azra had fallen down and lost consciousness. The doctor, after examining the deceased, informed the KIA police.

The police immediately reached the house and found that the accused persons were conducting funeral prayers of the deceased. The police stopped the funeral and shifted the body to a hospital. Later, they took Sajjad and Shahzad into custody. During the post-morten, a doctor declared that Azra died because she had been hit on the head and stomach.

During investigation the accused persons disclosed that they had a dispute with Azra and suspected her of infidelity. They said they killed her by hitting her on the head with a blunt object.

SHO Javed said that he later called Azra’s mother in Hazara who started weeping and said that they were financially weak and cannot come to Karachi immediately. A case has been registered, however, and investigation is under way.

In a separate case, a young woman identified as 25-year-old Taranum Bibi, was found hanging in her house in the Saeedabad police limits. SHO Saeedabad Khan Nawaz said that the woman was an Indian national.

The police shifted her body to a hospital and took her husband, Mohammed Usman, into custody over suspicion. The doctor doubted if her death was the result of suicide.

SHO Nawaz said that during investigation and after recording the statements of the residents and neighbours, the police came to know that several disputes has taken place between the deceased and her husband and the police suspected that Usman had killed her.
Source: The News
Date:2/10/2009