Man booked for wife`s murder in DHA held

KARACHI: Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly murdering his wife at their apartment on Sunday, officials said.

Quratul Ain aka Aini Bugti, 22, was found shot dead in her apartment and her husband claimed that she committed suicide.

DIG-South Syed Asad Raza said that the police arrested victim`s husband Abrar Bugti and registered a murder case against him on the complaint of the deceased`s father.

SSP (Investigation) Dr Farrukh Raza said that investigation was underway and they were looking into the case from various angles.

He said complainant Zubairuddin Khan, a software consultant, told the police that Abrar used to threaten him as he wanted to marry his daughter. The suspect later prepared a fake nikahnama in October and on its basis, got custody of his daughter through a court.

He also blamed him for beating his daughter.

Police Surgeon Summaiya Syed said the autopsy of the young girl was carried out at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on Sunday, which showed a gunshot wound to her head. Besides, there were bruises on the body.

According to the contents of the FIR, the suspect Abrar had submitted a fake Nikahnama in the court on Oct 12 and took away the girl on October 30, 2023.