By Mudassir Raja
RAWALPINDI: A woman committed suicide on Tuesday after her ex-husband killed the man she had allegedly eloped with a day earlier in Dheri Hassanabad on Tuesday.
According to Civil Lines Police Station House Officer Raja Shakeel, Bibi burnt herself to death in her home at around 4pm. He said that police had sent the body to District Headquarter for autopsy, and further investigations are ongoing.
An eyewitness, on condition of anonymity, told The Express Tribune that he along with some other neighbors heard noise and saw smoke emitting from Muhammad Khaliq’s house.
“We immediately called Rescue 1122 for rescue and went to the house ourselves,” he said, adding that the rescuers and areas residents found Bibi dead on the ground.
“She sprinkled petrol over herself and then set fire to her body” the eyewitness said. He said Bibi had a sister and three brothers who were all working in the public sector.
Bibi’s ex-husband Amir Mehmood had confessed to killing Muhammad Ikram, claiming that she was in a relationship with him.
Mehmood, a government employee, had told the Civil Lines police that he divorced Bibi after she eloped with Ikram. However, Ikram used to taunt him, which motivated Mehmood to murder.
Mehmood and his brothers Nauman Mehmood and Janu murdered Ikram in Gulsitan Colony while he was returning home from work.
“The motive for the murder was Ikram’s relationship with Mehmood’s ex-wife [Bibi],” informed the investigation officer for the murder case.