By: Asim Qadeer Rana
Islamabad: Shamim Kiyani, alleged former wife of Senator Azam Hoti, attempted suicide by trying to set herself on fire just outside the office of the inspector general Islamabad police on Thursday.
Earlier, she had complained that her alleged husband, Hoti, was not paying her mehar. Police however was able to stop the lady and shifted her to the women’s jail. According to reports, Shamin reached outside the office of the inspector general of ICT police on Wednesday afternoon and tried to meet him in person. However, she was not allowed to meet IG Sikander Hayat, said the sources.
It was then that she attempted to set herself on fire in front of the police station. The policemen deputed at the gate of the IG office overpowered her before she could light herself and shifted her to Kohsar Police Station. Later on, the lady was shifted to the women’s police station where police booked her under section 325 PPC. “The lady attempted suicide in front of the office of inspector general of ICT police. The policemen saved her life. An FIR has been lodged against her,” a spokesperson of ICT police told Daily Times.
Meanwhile, Hoti has refused to accept Shamim as his ex-wife and recorded his statement in the department concerned.