Incidents of gender-based violence continued in the city on Thursday as another woman’s life was brutally cut short by her husband in what police claimed was an act of ‘honour’ killing – the fourth such incident to have been reported in the metropolis this month.
According to the Gabol Town police, 42-year-old Fareeda was stabbed multiple times by her husband, Khan Barak, who managed to make a getaway, at their residence in Rajput Colony, New Karachi.
The police shifted the woman. who was a mother of two and hailed from Swat, to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
On August 17, Raheem Dad, who recently spent 12 years in prison for murdering his first wife killed his second spouse, 35-year-old Fauzia, at their Metroville residence. After committing the murder, the man turned himself in to the SITE-A police station.Earlier on August 14, Ashiq Hussain shot dead his 26-year-old wife, Shabana, after the couple had a fight at their Gulshan-e-Sikanderabad residence. Police had claimed the killing was an incident of ‘honour’ killing. The murderer had fled the crime scene and is yet to be arrested.
The first of such incidents, this month, was reported on August 12 when 25-year-old Zohra was first tortured, and later had her skull smashed with a rock because her husband could not control his anger inside their Afghan Basti residence over a domestic issue. The man, however, fled from the spot.