MUZAFFARABAD: Police in Bhimber district on Saturday arrested a man hours after he knifed his niece to death.

The 26-year-old suspect, identified as Abdul Jalil, slit the throat of his six-month-old niece, Zamal Fatima, allegedly during a quarrel with his sister-in-law [elder brother’s wife] in Mohra Sadha village, causing her death on the spot, police said, adding that the suspect’s mother was injured as she tried to push him away.

The suspect fled from the scene but was apprehended by the police from the village mosque.

Police said the complainant, the victim’s father, stated in his application that the suspect was on medication for mental illness for the past two months.

Published in Dawn, March 27th, 2022

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