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Man accused of killing first wife strangulates second

Man accused of killing first wife strangulates second

Accused of having killed his first wife, a man was reported to have killed his second wife too inside their Korangi house, within the jurisdiction of the Awami Colony police station, on Sunday.

Twenty-five-year-old Aisha was strangled to death by her husband, Danish, stated the police.

Her body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for an autopsy.

In another incident, a man who had recently spent 12 years in prison for murdering his first wife killed his second spouse at their Metroville residence, officials of the SITE-A police station reported on August 18, this year.

The police had claimed the woman was killed for ‘honour’; it was the third such incident to have been reported in the metropolis within the week.

Raheem Dad, stabbed to death his 35-year-old wife, Fauzia, after they both had fight. However, after committing the murder the man turned himself in to the SITE-A police station.

The police took the woman’s body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for completion of medico-legal formalities.

SHO SITE-A police station Taj Wassan told The News that the man had 16 years ago killed his first wife in Shikarpur. He was, however, arrested and sent to prison for 12 years.

He came to Karachi following his release from jail and married Fauzia with whom he had three children.

On November 24, a five-day-old body of a woman, who doctors said was strangled to death, was found from inside her house situated near Malir Chowk, Sector 4-F in Orangi Town.

The woman identified as 20-year-old Aleema was feared to have been killed by her husband, Akhtar, who had apparently fled with their year-old son, and was yet to be located.

SHO Sabir Khattak of the Mominabad police station said the police received information of the woman’s body lying inside the house on Wednesday afternoon.

The family, police said, had hailed from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and had moved to the house 15 days before the murder.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its annual report, published earlier this year, observed that around 1,100 women were murdered in Pakistan in the name of honour during the year 2015.

The document reported that a range of legislative changes took place at the provincial level to strengthen rights of women. However, during 2015, as monitored by HRCP, 939 women became victims of sexual violence, 279 of domestic violence. 143 women were attacked with acid or were set on fire. 833 women were kidnapped. Despite the volume of cases, the rate of prosecution remained fairly low. 777 women committed or tried to commit suicide.

The HRCP database recorded 987 cases of honour crimes in 2015 with 1096 female victims and 88 male victims out of which at least 170 were minors.

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