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Man held for killing wife

KARACHI: A newly-wed woman was slaughtered at her house in the Landhi area on Wednesday, police said.

They said that Mohammad Sabir had an altercation with his wife, Khairunisa, and he afterwards allegedly slaughtered her with a dagger in their house in Landhi No 6 within the remit of the Landhi police station.

Hearing the screams of the victim, area people rushed to the house and informed the police about the murder. The police arrived there and took into custody the victim’s husband, they added.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for medico-legal formalities.The police said that the victim had married Sabir some two months back. Sabir was living with his in-laws, they added.

A case (FIR No 10/2012) was registered under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code against Sabir on a complaint of the victim’s father.

Source: Dawn