BAHAWALNAGAR: Dunga Bunga police booked a man on charges of torturing and poisoning his wife in connivance with his family over a domestic dispute here on Tuesday night.

According to the first information report registered with Dunga Bunga police station, 19-year-old Anam Bibi of Khadimabad Colony had married Ali Hasan Ghouri of Dunga Bunga about one and a half years ago and the couple had a six-month-old baby girl. It said Anam was often [allegedly] subjected to torture by her husband and in-laws.

On Aug 2 at about 9am, the woman’s in-laws including her husband, mother-in-law and two brothers-in-law forcibly administered some poisonous item to her, due to which she died at the DHQ hospital, the FIR said.

Meanwhile, locals told newsmen that soon after the marriage, Anam began to be beaten by her husband; however, this victimisation escalated when she gave birth to a baby girl. They said Anam was an orphan girl and after her marriage, her family stopped taking care of her due to which she was often subjecting to torture by her in-laws.

On the other hand, the deceased’s in-laws termed it a suicide.

The investigation officer told Dawn that a murder case had been registered against four people on the complaint of the deceased’s brother. He said police were awaiting the autopsy report for further proceedings.

Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2022

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