HARIPUR: A woman was allegedly strangled to death by her husband and stepchildren in urban locality of Khalabat Township, police said here on Sunday.
Khalabat SHO Siddique Shah said that after information from local people, he reached the home of Samar Gul, an Afghan refugee, and found that the body of Perven Bibi, 38, his second wife, was floating in the ground water tank of his rented house.
He said that the neck of the woman was blackened, indicating that she was strangled on the night between Saturday and Sunday. He said that her fingers and arms also carried abrasions that she suffered while resisting.
The body was shifted to trauma centre where the doctors, who carried out autopsy, confirmed that the body carried marks of strangulating.
The SHO said that the woman had four children from previous marriage and entered into nuptial knot with Samar Gul, who was also married with grown up children.
Police registered a case against her husband Samar Gul, stepdaughter and son-in-law.