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

Opinion

Quest for truth
18 Jun 2021

Quest for truth

News travels quickly and without any editorial checks.
Controversial poll reforms
Updated 17 Jun 2021

Controversial poll reforms

If govt doesn’t engage opposition in dialogue, its last two years may be spent in dealing with a controversy over electoral laws.

Editorial

Poll bill reservations
Updated 18 Jun 2021

Poll bill reservations

Reforming the electoral process is vital for Pakistan, and doing so by taking everyone on board is equally important.
18 Jun 2021

E-fund transfer fee

THE State Bank’s decision to withdraw the facility of free of cost digital fund transfer services is disappointing...
18 Jun 2021

Gaza bombed again

MEMORIES of last month’s savage assault by Israel targeting Gaza had not yet faded when earlier this week news...
Shameful behaviour
17 Jun 2021

Shameful behaviour

Both opposition and treasury members should create space for opinions to be heard and aired.
17 Jun 2021

Sindh budget

A CURSORY reading of the Sindh budget 2021-22 reinforces the impression that Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah’s...
17 Jun 2021

West on China

IN what seems like a distinct return to Cold War rhetoric, the Western bloc has issued back-to-back statements...