Haripur man found dead after `killing` girl – 13 May 2023

HARIPUR: A man was mysteriously found dead here on Friday after he allegedly killed a girl he proposed to.

Akhtar Nawaz of Noordi village complained to the Serae Saleh police that Shehzad of Kotha village barged into hishouse, entered the room of his daughter, Iqra Bibi, and attacked the 17-year-old with a sharp object.

He said the attack injured the girl critically.

The villager claimed that the attacker also injured the girl`s brother, Mohammad Ali Khan, 11, after he came to her help.

He said he and his wife calledneighbours for help but the attacker escaped.

Mr Nawaz said both the injured were shifted to the trauma centre, whose doctors declared the girl dead and referred the other to the Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad.

SHO of the Serae Saleh police station Imtiaz Khan said the postmortem report revealedthat the girl was sexually assaulted before being killed.

He said the suspected killer was later found deadin a ravine and his body was shifted to the trauma centre for postmortem.

The SHO said the doctors didn`t find any mark of torture on the body.

He said the body`s examination revealed that the attackerconsumed something poisonous after killing the girl he wanted to marry.

The SHO insisted that as the girl`s parents rejected the proposal, the attacker decided to claim her life.

Villagers rejected the police`s claim that the accused committed suicide, and demanded a judicial inquiry into his death.

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