Woman killed in Sahiwal over remarriage in rival clan

Published June 26, 2021
The woman was attacked when she was busy baking bread at the village tandoor. — Reuters/File
The woman was attacked when she was busy baking bread at the village tandoor. — Reuters/File

SAHIWAL: A pregnant woman was shot dead by the family of her former husband over remarriage with the man of a rival tribe 18 months after her divorce at Thattapur Bhana on Friday.

Zohrain Bibi, 30, of Purbhana tribe, was first married to Maqsood, a resident of village Noor Shah. The couple had a son but Zohrain was not happy with Maqsood over domestic violence. Two years back, she got divorce from Maqsood through court and took her son along.

Maqsood, his paternal cousin, Shahbaz, and other family members had a grudge against Zohrain for taking divorce. They issued her threats of consequences.

Eighteen months back, Zohrain contracted marriage with Daulat Ali, a resident of village Thatha Purbhana, of her own choice. Daulat belonged to Sipra Jutt clan and the couple was living a normal life. Zohrain got pregnant also.

The Purbhana clan, especially the relatives of Zohrain’s former husband, took it a matter of dishonour for themselves that a woman who was once a member of their family had got married in the rival clan.

To take revenge, Shahbaz Purbhana, along with Allah Bakhsh and five unidentified persons, attacked Zohrain when she was busy baking bread at village tandoor. Shahbaz and others succeeded to escape from the scene. Zohrain got critically injured and died on her way to hospital.

Bahadur Shah police registered a murder case against Shahbaz, Allah Bakhsh and five unidentified suspects on the complaint of Daulat Ali.

DROWNS: A youth drowned in a private water park at Balaywala Mor on Arifwala- Sahiwal road.

Rescue 1122 sources said Umer, 20, a resident of Mohalla Noor Park of Sahiwal city, went to the water park along with his friends. The water park had two slides, around 100 foot high, attached with a water pool.

Umer took a slide and landed in the pool. But he didn’t come back to the surface. The moment his friends noticed, he had already drowned and died.

His body was recovered from the water pool.

There are complaints that the water park does not have enough security and rescue staff available at the facility.

Published in Dawn, June 26th, 2021

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