SAHIWAL: Torture by in-laws allegedly claimed life of a pregnant woman at 112/12-L village of Chichawatni tehsil late on Thursday.

As per police and locals, Asia Bibi, a resident of 112/12 L village, married Imran, of the same village some 18 months back.

Asia had good relations with her husband but developed differences with her father-in-law Shaban, brother-in-law Rizwan, and mother-in-law Sugrain Bibi.

On Thursday, some hot word were exchanged between Asia and Rizwan, who started beating her with a bamboo stick, and was joined by his mother and father.

The locals said Sughra Bibi also hit Asia with a brick, leaving her critically injured.

Asia’s husband came to her rescue, but was also tortured by his brother and father.

On hearing Asia’s cries, local intervened and rescued the injured woman.The critically injured woman was shifted to Chichawatni Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

On the complaint of Asia’s brother, Noor Samanad, Chichawatni Sadar police have registered a murder case (FIR No 1035/23) against Shaban, Sughra and Rizwan under sections 302 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

NOTICES: The owners of 107 commercial building were served notices for not getting clearance certificates for their building plans and no-submission of conversion fees to the Sahiwal Metropolitan Corporation (SMC).

The notices were issued by Commissioner Shoaib Iqbal, as SMC administrator.

According to Additional Commissioner (Coordination) Shafiq Dogar, out of the total 107 buildings which were served notices, 61 are being used as schools and 46 as commercial banks.

He directed the corporation staff to take legal action against the building owners who fail to submit the SMC dues.

Published in Dawn, September 23th, 2023

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