A man choked his wife death over suspicion of alleged illicit relations in Jalalpur Pirwala in Multan.
Police said Mumtaz, a resident of Vachha Sandila area of Sadar Jalalpur, had married to Najma Bibi of his own choice two years ago.
The couple was living a good life after which a few days ago the husband came to know about his wife’s first love. Mumtaz developed suspicion on the characters of Najma and killed her by tying a cloth around her neck four days ago.
Riaz Hussain, a resident Vachha Sandila, called 15 and informed the police that his brother Mumtaz had killed his wife and buried her by the banks of a river.
Local police reached the spot and arrested Mumtaz. The body of the deceased was also recovered by police.
During the interrogation, Mumtaz revealed that his wife had illicit relations and he killed her a few days back. It is reported that the suspect kept the body buried inside the house for one day after the murder. Later, when the stench spread, he dug the body out and buried it near the back of a river with the help of a close friend.
Police took the body into their custody and shifted it to the hospital for postmortem while a case of murder has been registered and further investigation is underway.
Last week, a man allegedly tortured his wife and killed her for being nulliparous on Saturday.
Reportedly, the alleged murderer in connivance of his father and mother poisoned his wife after beating her.
According to the police report, in the case filed by Asghar Ali, a resident of 582 GB, states that the 20-year-old woman identified as Yasmeen got married to Irfan Hussain, a resident of 474 GB, four years ago.
The couple did not have any child, due to which the deranged suspect would often torture his wife.
The complainant, who was the victim’s father, added that the suspect used to quarrel with the victim and argue that he will remarry to have a child. The suspect’s wife did not allow him to remarry and the couple would often fight over the matter.
Meanwhile, the suspect Irfan along with his father Muhammad Hussain and mother Sardaran Bibi tortured the complainant’s daughter.
On the day of the incident, the suspect along with his parents held the victim against her will and allegedly poisoned her.
The complainant stated in the police report, “My daughter was taken to hospital after her condition deteriorated. Doctors referred her to Civil Hospital Faisalabad as her condition was critical where she died.” Police reached the spot and handed over the body of the deceased to her family after postmortem.
On the statement of Asghar Ali, father of the deceased, the police registered a case against the named accused and started raids for their arrest.
According to SHO Saddar Samundari, the victim did not have any children due to which her husband wanted to remarry to which the wife refused.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2021.