The victim, 20-year-old Hawa, was married to a man named Mehram Panhwar, while her brother was married to Mehram’s sister as per the watta-satta tradition. “Following some domestic dispute a few days ago, Mehram sent my daughter to my house and took away his sister,” said Hawa’s father, Ghulam Nabi Jakhro.
On Monday night, Mehram visited Jakhro’s house and asked to meet his pregnant wife. Hawa asked him to bring back his sister first as they need a woman to look after the house. Jakhro’s wife is old and unable to do household chores, Jakhro explained. Mehram left and came back later with some men and killed her, he claimed. Mehram and the accomplices killed the woman and then fled the scene, said Saddar police, who reached the spot and shifted the body to Civil Hospital, Jacobabad, for post-mortem. The body was later handed over to the family.