LAHORE: A man allegedly decapitated his wife with a chopper in the name of honour at Manga Mandi on Sunday.

Police said 37-year-old Nasreen, a mother of three, a resident of Shamke Bhattian, was found dead by her children and neighbours in a room of her house with her head severed.

The police after being informed of the murder reached the spot.

The forensic experts accompanying the police collected evidences from the crime scene, recorded statements of eyewitnesses and later shifted the body to the city morgue for an autopsy.

Saddar Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Maher Mumtaz said that initial investigations revealed that the woman was killed by her husband Afraheem in the name of honour.

He said the woman worked as a labourer in a factory in Raiwind area but her husband did not like her job and would ask her to quit.

Despite opposition by her husband, Nasreen continued the job, he added.

The SP said quoting the children that the woman was asleep in her house when her husband allegedly attacked her with a chopper after locking the room.

He said after the suspect left the house, the children with the help of some neighbours opened the room and found Nasreen lying dead with her head severed.

He said two police teams had been constituted to arrest the suspect.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2017

Opinion

Editorial

Police excesses
Updated 13 Aug, 2022

Police excesses

Crass thuggery and victimisation of ordinary citizens are unlikely to earn govt plaudits from any quarter.
Afghan cleric’s killing
13 Aug, 2022

Afghan cleric’s killing

THAT a suicide bomber belonging to the self-styled Islamic State group managed to target a senior Taliban cleric in...
No room for hockey
13 Aug, 2022

No room for hockey

THERE have been accusations and clarifications as the blame game rumbles on. Yet despite workers of the PTI ...
Militancy redux
Updated 12 Aug, 2022

Militancy redux

There is fear and confusion all around, and it is for the state to bring clarity to the situation.
Distorting history
12 Aug, 2022

Distorting history

WHEN history is co-opted by ideologically overzealous elements, expect the facts to die a quick death, and...
Dengue danger
12 Aug, 2022

Dengue danger

WITH rains continuing across most of the country, a dengue outbreak can quickly become a major headache for health...