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Updated 10 May, 2018 11:47am

Body found in Badin was of rights activist, say police

BADIN: The decomposed body of a woman found at a deserted place in Vidhri Chak area of Badin district within the limits of Nindo Shahar police station was identified as that of social and rights activist Jamila Ansari, 35.

Addressing a press conference in his office on Wednesday, Badin SSP Irfan Hussain Samoon said Jamila was tortured to death by her husband Javed Lashari and her young stepson Junaid Ahmed Lashari in their house in Latifabad area of Hyderabad on May 4. They then took her body to Badin by car and dumped it near the banks of the LBOD with the help of accused Sher Zaman Loond on May 5.

“Javed, a car and vehicle dealer from North Karachi, had contracted marriage with Jamila in 2013. Later they developed differences after she refused restrictions on her activities,” added the SSP.

He said the police during thorough interrogation in the high-profile murder case traced the killers through phone calls, who had confessed to the crime.

“They took her to Hyderabad from Karachi a month ago and killed her,” said Mr Samoon, adding that the murdered woman remained at the forefront in social activities and struggled against human rights violations in Karachi, Hyderabad and other areas of Sindh and the rest of the country.

He said that an FIR would be registered at Latifabad police station in Hyderabad on the complaint of her brother Shakil Ahmed Ansari under the relevant sections of the Pakistan Penal Code against three arrested accused.

The accused were handed over to Hyderabad police for further investigation.

Sindh IG A.D. Khowaja announced Rs100,000 for policemen who traced the killers of the woman. The body was handed over to Edhi Centre in Badin and later on was buried in the local graveyard of Badin town.

Published in Dawn, May 10th, 2018

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