SWABI: The police have arrested a woman for killing her daughter for honour and then burying her body secretly.

The police said the incident took place on May 12 last year in Sara Cheena village of Razaar tehsil. They said the girl was poisoned to death, but was shown as having died a natural death. However, the police got suspicious and started an investigation.

A police team led by DSP Chota Lahor Fazal Sher Khan under the supervision of SP investigations Khankhel Khan started an investigation, and found that the accused Atif Khan had an illicit relationship with the deceased.

Afterwards, the girl’s father, her mother and a relative killed her and later buried her body to hide their crime.

Her grave was later exhumed and it was found by a medical team that the deceased was pregnant, and that she was forcibly fed poisonous medicine, and was also tortured and killed in the name of honour.

The Yar Hussain police had registered an FIR under different sections of Pakistan Penal Code against Sher Zamin, father of the girl, his wife, their relative, and Atif Khan. All accused are residents of Sara Cheena village.

SHO Yar Hussain Shehzad Khan told Dawn that during a successful raid, the main accused, Atif Khan, and the girl’s mother had been arrested. He said they confessed to the crime, adding that other suspects would be arrested soon.

FOUND DEAD: A man was found dead in the agriculture fields in Bhai Kot Maneri Payan area the other day, the police said.

Wajid Ali, while filing an FIR with the Swabi police station, said that his 26-year-old brother, Umar Ghani, was cutting grass in his fields. He said when he did not return home after a long time, they went to the fields and found Ghani’s body lying there.

He said his family had no enmity with anyone in the area.

The police registered an FIR against unknown persons on the report of the deceased’s brother and started investigation.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2024

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