Husband, brother arrested for killing woman – 07 Sep 2022

ISLAMABAD: A woman was murdered allegedly by her husband and brother for honour and police have arrested both the suspects.

The deceased was identified as Farrah Bibi, 22, said the police, adding she had multiple bullet wounds on her chest, head, neck, shoulder and hand.

Over the murder, a case has been registered at the Phulgran police station against the two suspects in response to a complaint lodged by the victim`s f ather, Ghulam Fareed.

The couple had strained relations and frequently quarreled, said the police, adding her husband had suspicion over her character which affected her life.

Due to the tension, she became disturbed psychologically, the police quoted her father as saying. On August 27, she disappeared from her home after which a search was conducted but without success.

On September 2, her husband and brother contacted Mr Fareed and asked him to come to the motorway toll plaza.

When Mr Fareed reached there, he found her daughter along with her husband and brotherin arented car.Later, all the four moved to Sri Chowk where the two suspects asked the father to bring some juice from a nearby shop, the police said. When Mr Fareed disembarked from the car, they sped away.

He then hired a taxi and reached his house at Athal village and found the body of his daughter outside. Both the suspects had disappeared.

The father alleged that her daughter was murdered over suspicion by her brother and husband, they said, adding during the investigation the police traced the whereabouts of the suspects and arrested them.

They were produced in court which gave them in police custody on physical remand.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself in the capital, police said.

The victim was identified as Mehreen, a resident of Phulgran. The police said her husband was a painter by profession and the couple had a two-month-old daughter.

The police quoted the victim`s husband as saying that she was in distress over financial problems and the family f ailed to make ends meet.

However, the police initiated an investigation to establish the facts and verify the claim of the victim`s husband.

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