RAWALPINDI: A man was killed and his brother critically injured in Ganjmandi on Tuesday.

The deceased, Babar Gulzar, and his brother Mohammad Ishtiaq were both stabbed, allegedly over a dispute with two other men.

Rawal Division Superintendent of Police Mazhar Iqbal told Dawn that the two parties fought over vehicles transporting hens.

He said the body of the deceased was taken to the District Headquarters Hospital for postmortem, and forensic experts have been called to the crime scene to collect evidence. Police raids are also underway to arrest the suspects, he said.

Separately, the Airport police have registered a murder case against a man for allegedly killing his wife at their home on Monday.

The deceased married the suspect two years ago and they had a daughter.

The murder case was registered on the complaint of the victim’s sister and her husband. The victim’s sister said in the FIR that she was home when she received a call from her brother-in-law to come to his house immediately as her sister had done something. He then turned off his mobile phone, she added.

She said she and her husband went to her sister’s house and found her hanging from a ceiling fan with a ladder in the room as well. She asked her brother-in-law to unfasten her sister, but by then she had already died.

In the FIR, she accused her sister’s husband of verbal and physical abuse and said her family members had tried to stop the abuse but it continued. She said she believes that her sister was murdered.

The victim’s husband has been arrested following registration of the case.

Published in Dawn, July 1st, 2020