NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Police have arrested the father, mother and husband of a teenage girl who died in mysterious circumstances in Moro town earlier.
Nadia aka Murik, 17, daughter of police head constable Gulab Sahito, had submitted an application to the sessions judge a few months ago, seeking protection from her family who, she feared, might lodge fabricated cases against her husband Sajid Ali Pathan to punish her for marrying of her own free will.
On Friday, Nadia’s husband and his friend Amjad Ali Dahiri brought her in a drowsy condition to a private clinic of Dr Mazhar Ali in Moro who asked them to take her immediately to a Nawabshah hospital.
She died early on Sunday morning. Her body was brought to the Moro taluka hospital and was handed over to parents after a post-mortem examination. Dr Mazhar told Dawn that it appeared the girl had taken some poisonous substance. When her husband and his friend had a heated argument over the girl, he suspected something was wrong, he said, adding that he therefore advised them to take her immediately to Nawabshah.
The SHO of the Moro police station, Abdul Wahid Buriro, said that police had arrested the girl’s father Gulab Sahito, mother Shabnam, husband Sajid and his friend Amjad after lodging an FIR on behalf of the state.
There were signs of torture on the girl’s body, the SHO said.
Police produced the accused before the judicial magistrate of Moro Ahmed Nawaz Domki on Monday and obtained four days remand.