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Husband kills wife for ‘honour’

Husband kills wife for ‘honour’

Karachi: In yet another incident of senseless violence against women, a husband killed his wife after the couple had a fight at their Gulshan-e-Sikanderabad residence on Sunday. Police claimed the killing was an incident of ‘honour’ killing.

Twenty-six-year-old Shabana, was shot dead by her husband, Ashiq Hussain, who went berserk after the two had a disagreement.

Courageous enough to have shot the woman dead over a domestic issue, the man fled from the crime scene.

Her body was taken to the Civil Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

According to officials of the Jackson police station, the woman was a mother of two children and hailed from Rahimyar Khan.

With men’s misplaced notions of gender superiority nurtured every time law enforcers fail to penalise culprits guilty of gender-based violence, another young woman’s life was brutally cut short by her husband over a domestic issue, inside their Afghan Basti residence, on August 12.

Police claimed the murder was an incident of ‘honour’ killing.

Twenty-five-year-old Zohra was first tortured, and later had her skull smashed with a rock because her husband could not control his anger.

The man, however, fled from the spot. She was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities by officials of the Gulshan-e-Maymar police station.

According to police the deceased was a mother of two children and hailed from Afghanistan. The suspect was reported to be a scavenger.

Shot dead

Forty-year-old Shakeel was shot dead by two men outside his residence in Nawa Lane, Lyari. According to police officials the man had several criminal cases registered against him, further claiming that he was killed over some personal enmity.

He was being taken to the Civil Hospital but died en route. The police also claimed of having found empty casings of 9mm pistol.

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