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Woman killed after inhuman treatment for resisting husband’s second marriage

Woman killed after inhuman treatment for resisting husband’s second marriage

SUKKUR: Police arrested a man and his three nephews on Tuesday in connection with the inhuman treatment and murder of his wife, Najma Shah, 40, whose body with marks of intense torture and both eyes removed, was recovered from the couple’s house in Arore locality of Rohri five days ago.

Her husband, Rasool Shah alas Gulzar, along with his two nephews, Razzak Shah and Bashir Shah, were produced in a Rohri court that remanded them in police custody for 10 days. Several other co-accused, including Asif Shah and Kashif Shah, remained at large.




Her brother, Waqar Shah, in the FIR (37/2020) lodged at the Patni police station, alleged that his sister was subjected to barbaric torture before she was bludgeoned to death with clubs, iron rods and other lethal weapons.

He claimed that his sister did not approve of her husband’s second marriage and had been quarrelling with him on the issue. Rasool Shah with the help of his nephews and other close relatives finally murdered her, he claimed.

According to the investigation officer (IO) of the case, Rasool Shah in his statement confessed that he got Najma Shah killed by his relatives to evade payment of Rs300,000 [Haq Meher] in the event of divorce, which she was demanding since his second marriage. Instead, he gave Rs100,000 to his nephews for her murder, the IO quoted him as stating further.

Published in Dawn, June 24th, 2020

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