Unidentified woman was victim of honour killing – 28 Apr 2023

SAHIWAL: The police solved the case of a female body found near Chak Shafi in the Pakpattan Canal on March 28.

The deceased was identified as Umma-i-Sadia, who was murdered allegedly by her father and uncle due to her love marriage with her cousin in the village of Badhoki Jhal during the first week of January.

Sadia`s family lured her by involving a panchayat with a promise of arranging her marriage with her cousin. However, instead of organising the wedding, they strangled her to death,wrapped thebodyina quilt, and threw it into the Pakpattan Canal on March 25.

The Rang Shah police found the body on March 28, conducted an autopsy, and subsequently registered a murder case against unidentified individuals.

During the investigation, the police received a lead from a kidnap case registered with the Kalyana police.

Zakir Hussain, claiming that his niece Umma-iSadia was kidnapped by three people on Feb 5, filed the FIR and named Usman and Nadeem as suspects.

Police investigation revealed that Sadia had entered into a love mar-riage with Zakir`s son.

However, when Sadia returned to her parents and subsequently disappeared, Zakir got a kidnap case registered against Sadia`s father and uncle.

The police arrested Usman and Nadeem.

SCHEMES: Up to Rs374 million worth six development schemes by the Revenue Department were reviewed at a meeting at the commissioner`s office on Thursday.

Qayyum Qudrat, development director, told Dawn the construction of 10 residences, repair of the circuit house and the renovation of the tehsil complex and new patwarkhana would be done.

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