Woman falls victim to ‘honour killing’ in Gulberg in Karachi

Updated August 16, 2019

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A young married woman fell victim to ‘honour killing’ in the Gulberg area, police said on Thursday. — AP/File
A young married woman fell victim to ‘honour killing’ in the Gulberg area, police said on Thursday. — AP/File

KARACHI: A young married woman fell victim to ‘honour killing’ in the Gulberg area, police said on Thursday.

Area SHO Rafay Tanoli said the suspect, Javed, had attacked his wife, Khalida Bibi, 25, with a hard and blunt weapon in Block-13 of FB Area on Tuesday and fled.

She was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where she died during treatment on Thursday.

The SHO said the victim worked as a domestic servant in the area while her husband was jobless.

The murder appeared to be linked with so-called honour, said Mr Tanoli.

The police have registered a case against the suspect on a complaint of the victim’s father.

Boy drowns in Malir River

A 12-year-old boy drowned in the Malir River on Thursday, Memon Goth police said.

They added that Muzammil Bilal was swimming in the river, which was filled after the recent spell of rain near the Mai Niani New Bridge. While swimming, he went into deep water of the river and drowned, said area SHO Israr Buriro.

The body was recovered by area volunteers and handed over to the victim’s relatives.

Published in Dawn, August 16th, 2019