By Waseem Shamsi
SUKKUR: Body of a youth was found on Monday in Sher Ali Minor near village Sultan Gabol while his wife went missing.
They had married of their own will two months ago.
Irfan Rajput, son of Shafiq Shaheen Rajput, had married Khush Bakht, daughter of late Noor Ahmed Gabol, secretly. She is the resident of village Sultan Gabol, district Ghotki, and a student of MBBS (second year) in Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur.
It was due to her education that Khush Bakht was living with relatives in Barrage Colony, Sukkur, while Irfan worked with a photographer there.
They fell in love and married on March 26 in a civil court of Nawabshah, according to sources.
Irfan Rajput prepared a CD of their marriage as an evidence of their marriage.
The sources said Irfan Rajput owed some money to the photographer. When he failed to pay back money after repeated demands, the photographer in anger gave a copy of the CD of their marriage to the girl’s relatives.
The sources said that after coming to know about their marriage, the relatives confined Khush Bakht to the house.
When Irfan Rajput got information of her confinement, he filed a petition in the Sukkur district and sessions court on May 15, stating that their lives were in danger and requested the court to provide them protection.
He also named 15 relatives of the girl in that connection.
District and Sessions Judge Abdul Ghani Soomro ordered police to recover the girl.
The police raided the house where the girl was confined and produced her in the court.
The girl gave a statement in favour of Irfan and the court allowed them to live as husband and wife.
Later, the couple moved to Karachi where they were living together.
A couple of days ago, the girl’s brother Dr Jameel Gabol visited the couple in Karachi and brought them to their native village Sultan Gabol.
According to the sources, Irfan Rajput was put to death late on Sunday night and his body was thrown into Sher Ali Minor near the village while Khush Bakht went missing after her husband’s death.
When contacted, Ghotki DPO Jawed Jiskani told this reporter that after recovering the body of Irfan Rajput, police had raided the village and arrested seven close relatives of the girl. He refused to disclose the names of suspects.
However, the DPO was of the view Khush Bakht Gabol
Irfan Rajput that the girl had not been killed. Police had not found any evidence of her killing, the DPO said.
However, no case was registered till filing of this report.
The sources also said that five days ago, Dr Jameel Gabol with the help of a relative, ASI Nadeem Gabol (presently posted at “B” section police station Sukkur in investigation cell), through one Mahar (whose name could not be ascertained), had registered an FIR with Bagarji police against Irfan and his brother Mohsin Rajput.
Acting on the FIR, the police arrested Mohsin Rajput, produced him in a court that sent him to central jail-II Sukkur on judicial remand.
According to the sources, ASI Nadeem Gabol played a key role in the murder of Irfan Rajput because he had taken Irfan to village Sultan Gabol on the pretext of reconciling him with girl’s relatives.
COUPLE KILLED: A man killed his wife and a relative on the pretext of karo-kari on Monday in a village of Lakhi Ghulam Shah area, reports our Shikarpur correspondent.
Talay Shar shot dead his wife Zulekhan and his relative Peeral Shar in village Shahan Shar in the jurisdiction of Lakhi police station.
Police have registered a case of double murder against Talay Shar.