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Dera man sentenced to life for killing wife, mother-in-law

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: An additional sessions judge on Saturday sentenced a man to life imprisonment twice for murdering his wife and mother-in-law for honour in 2017.

Additional Sessions Judge-I Mian Mehmood sentenced Sabir to a total of 55-year rigorous imprisonment. He also ordered Sabir to pay a fine of Rs1,040,000 to the parents of the deceased.

The convict would have to undergo another six-month jail in case of failure to pay the fine.

According to the police, the convict, Sabir, a resident of Bannu district, had entered the house of his in-laws situated in the Indus Colony in the limits of Cantonment police station, and opened indiscriminate fire, killing his wife, Nadra Bibi, 22, and mother-in-law, Rubina Bibi, and injuring his sister-in-law, Sapna Bibi, 13.

The killer suspected his wife to have extramarital affair with another person.

Umar Qayaz, Nadra Bibi’s father, had told the police his daughter was staying with her parents after quarreling with her husband over a domestic issue.

He said his son-in-law killed his wife after she refused to go with him to his home.

The Cantonment police had registered a case against Sabir on the report of Umar Qayaz.

Source:  Dawn