SUKKUR: A man surrendered himself before the Saddar police in Jacobabad city late on Saturday evening and confessed to have strangled his 21-year-old daughter for honour a day after she attempted suicide on her wedding day.
A resident of Ahmed Mian Soomro village, Nazar Mohammed Soomro told the police that he killed his daughter after coming to know that she was having an extramarital affair with a man, whom he identified as Asghar Mahar. Mahar, according to the suspect, was making threatening calls to him.
The police collected the body of Anwer Khatoon from the suspect’s house and took it to the Jacobabad Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination and later handed it over to the heirs.
It was learnt that the woman’s wedding was scheduled for Friday but she attempted suicide by taking a heavy dose of pesticide apparently for being forced to marry against her freewill.
ASI Bajar Khoso lodged an FIR against the suspect and his son, Abdul Fatah Soomro, on behalf of the state at the Saddar police station.