KARACHI: A doctor was booked on Thursday for killing his doctor wife in CAA Colony late on Wednesday night.
Earlier, it was assumed that the young lady doctor, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in her home, had committed suicide.
Soon after the murder, the police said that the lady doctor, Najia, wife of Dr Syed Ghulam Murtaza, shot herself in the head after an altercation with her husband on Wednesday night. She used a licensed pistol of her husband to end her life, the police said, adding that she was rushed to a private hospital where she was pronounced dead. Later, her body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a postmortem examination.
After fulfilling legal formalities, the body was handed over to her husband, who headed for his hometown in Khairpur, the police said.
However, the ambulance carrying the body was stopped by the police on the Superhighway and made to return to Karachi after family members of the deceased staged a protest outside the Airport police station alleging that she had not committed suicide but was killed by her husband.
On the family’s insistence, the police registered a case (FIR No.257/2011) under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code against Dr Murtaza.
Station house officer of the Airport police station Noor Mohammad Wassan said that Dr Murtaza, who was travelling in his car along with the ambulance, did not return to the city. “The suspect has fled,” the SHO said, adding that the body had been kept at the Edhi morgue for the time being. The police said that the couple had married five years back and had two children. They were running a maternity home within their house, they added.
The deceased hailed from Larkana and her husband from Khairpur, the police said.