LAHORE: Fashion model Nayab Nadeem, who was found dead in her house last month, was allegedly murdered by her stepbrother for “honour”, police claimed on Sunday.
The 29-year-old model was found strangled at her house in the DHA’s Phase-V on July 11 and a murder case was registered on the complaint of one of the two stepbrothers of the deceased woman.
According to the investigation officer (IO), the model’s stepbrother, Aslam, has confessed that he first strangled her and then stripped her dead body to mislead the police and show that it was a rape-cum-murder case.
The investigator said the evidence, including the footprints found at the crime scene, confirmed the involvement of the suspect as he was the only person who visited her that day.
Last week, another woman, a mother of three children, was allegedly shot dead by her brother for “honour” in Lahore.
According to the police statistics, at least 6,277 cases of honour killings were reported in Punjab between 2011 and 2020.
INJURED: A motorcyclist was injured by the string of a stray kite in Shalimar area on Sunday.
According to police, 19-year old Younus was on his bike when the string of a stray kite got entangled around his neck on Shalimar Link Road. As a result, the young man suffered injuries and was taken to hospital, where he was said to be stable.The Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar took notice of the incident and sought a report from Civil Lines superintendent of police.
He directed the authorities to take special measures to check kite flying in the city and arrest those violating the law.
Deputy inspector general of police’s operation wing, Sajid Kiyani, also ordered the field teams to ensure checking kite flying in the city. He said all station house officers (SHOs) should take special measures in their respective areas to stop kite flying and warned that action would be taken against those not obeying the order.
He also said that 74 people were arrested in different areas of the city for violating the kite flying act. He appealed to the people to play their role and report kite flying in their areas.
Published in Dawn, August 16th, 2021