GUJRAT: A woman of Lahore has been killed allegedly by her son, brother and brother-in-law in an honour-related incident in the Chutala police precincts of Jhelum district after she fled her husband’s home and took refuge with her alleged lover in Dina a few days back.

Police said they had found the body of an unidentified woman in the Chutala precincts of Jhelum on May 10. The deceased was later identified as Arooj Shahzad, wife of Shahzad Ahmad of Lahore, who had reportedly fled her home and reached Hadala Syedan village near Dina city.

The woman had filed an application with the Dina police on May 9, stating that she had taken refuge at the house of her friend, Nida, after fleeing from Lahore since her brother Al-Umar, son Usama Shahzad and her husband’s brother Muhammad Waseem wanted to kill her.

The police said they had produced the woman before the senior civil judge Jhelum and she told the judge that she wanted to go with Nida and two other persons, Zain Shah and Farasat Abbas, of the same village. At this, the judge sent her with them. The relationship of Nida with other persons could not be confirmed.

Later, Zain Shah and Farasat Abbas handed Arooj over to her brother Al-Umar, son and a brother-in-law who allegedly shot her dead, threw her body in a deserted area and fled.

Chutala police registered a case against five suspects, including her alleged killers and also those who had handed her over to her family.

The case has been registered under various sections of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the report of Assistant Sub-Inspector Malik Sajjad of Dina police.

Investigation officer Abdul Rehman told Dawn by telephone that the body of Arooj had been handed over to the Masood Butt Welfare Trust, Jhelum, for burial after autopsy at the Jhelum District Headquarters Hospital. The officer said the deceased was in alleged relationship with Farasat Abbas who had been arrested.

Published in Dawn, May 14th, 2019