KARACHI: A woman, who recently gave birth to a baby boy, was strangled in her Surjani Town home allegedly by her husband in the name of so-called ‘honour’ on Friday, police said.

Area SHO Asad-un-Nabi said that Zulfiqar was arrested for killing his wife, Laraib, 26.

He said she got divorce from her first husband from whom she had a son who lived with his father. She had ‘love marriage’ with Zulfiqar and less than a month ago gave birth to a baby boy. The couple often quarrelled with each other and on the night between Thursday and Friday, she called police helpline Madadgar-15 as she feared that her husband might kill her, but she did not divulge her address.

The SHO said the police made efforts to trace the call but in vain. Later, the woman again made a phone call to Madadgar-15 and told the police that her life was in danger and this time she revealed her home address. The police rushed to the spot but when they reached she was already dead, he added.

The police arrested her husband and informed the victim’s sisters about the incident. They reached the police station and lodged a murder case against Zulfiqar.

The officer revealed that the victim’s sisters refused to take custody of the infant child so the police handed him to the couple’s neighbours in Surjani Town.

He said that the man told the police that he had suspicion that his wife was in still in a relationship with her former husband.

BESK official shot dead

An official of the Board of Secondary Education Kara­chi was shot dead in Korangi on Friday, police said.

Area SHO Shahzada Saleem said Masood Ahmed, 55, was killed by armed pillion riders at Labour Square, Korangi-3. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

The officer suspected some personal enmity behind the murder as the suspects did not take away anything from him.

He said that the victim was an employee at the BSEK. He was allegedly involved in apparently some illegal activities involving his place of work. People frequently visited his residence in Korangi, he said, adding that the murder might be linked with his activities.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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