Two killed over engagement issue – 13 Jan 2023

Victim’s family had a change of heart which enraged accused Sajid

GUJRAT:
Two people were killed, and two others were injured in a firing incident, police said.

Allah Dutta, who lived in Asar village, had his 16-year-old daughter Gulshad engaged to her relative Sajid aka Soma, a resident of Faisalabad, they said.

However, Allah Dutta broke the engagement some time ago due to which Sajid alias Soma went to the former’s home and opened fire, killing Allah Dutta’s 50-year-old wife Shamim Bibi on the spot while Allah Dutta’s two daughters, 18-year-old Rubina Kausar and 16-year-old Gulshad, sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, Allah Dutta grabbed Sajid while his son Shahbaz struck him with a stick. The blow was so severe that Sajid also died on the spot.

Kakrali Police shifted the bodies and the injured to the district headquarters hospital.

On the report of Allah Dutta, case No. 7/23 had been registered against accused Sajid and his accomplice Abdul Sattar, the latter had escaped on a motorcycle after leaving Sajid’s body at the scene of crime.

Acting Gujrat RPO had issued orders to immediately arrest the absconding accused after seeking a report of the incident from Gujrat Police.

Last year in January, a man, along with his other family members, had allegedly killed his wife by hanging her with a ceiling fan.

The complainant Mushtaq Ahmed, son of Nazir, a resident of Chak No 132 RB Sahuwala Abadi Jhumra Road, told police that his daughter Sajida got married to suspect Mohsin Ali eight years ago.

The complainant told police that Mohsin used to fight and beat his daughter due to which his daughter left her husband’s home and filed a divorce suit in the court.

He said that his daughter and her husband reconciled about a year later and started living happily but on the day of the incident, the suspect Mohsin along with his mother Bilqis, father Tariq, sisters Safia and Lubna, tortured his daughter and killed her by hanging her from a fan over the resentment of filing a divorce case.

Nishatabad police reached the spot on information and took the body into custody. The victim’s body is handed over to its heirs after the legal and medical formalities.

The police registered a case against the suspect under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

The province has witnessed several cases in which women are brutally subjected to domestic violence and sexual assault. On December 21 last year, a man axed his wife to death over a domestic dispute in Jaranwala.

Reportedly, Sonia Bibi, sister of Shehzad Ahmed, a resident of Chak No. 109 GB, Jaranwala, was injured by her husband Irfan by striking her with an axe over a domestic dispute.

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