KARACHI: A woman was shot dead and her body was set on fire in her house in the Bhitaiabad area on Wednesday, police said.
They said that the incident occurred at Dhani Bukhsh Goth in Bhitaiabad within the remit of the Sachal police station, where 37-year-old Zahida was allegedly shot dead by her sister’s husband, who is a next-door neighbour. They added that he also burned her body and escaped.
A duty officer at the Sachal police station said that the victim woman was alone in her house as her four children had gone to school and the husband, Munir Ahmed, was in his office.
The suspect, whose name is also Munir Ahmed, barged into the house, shot her and set the body on fire.
Sachal SHO Azhar Ali said that it appeared that the suspect poured petrol on the body to burn it. The body was completely burnt.
The police were unsure about the exact motive. However, quoting the statement of the victim woman’s husband, the area SHO said that the suspect was allegedly involved in the drugs business and he had told the suspect not to come to his house.
However, it appeared that there was some property dispute between the two families, the area SHO added.
The police said that a son and the wife of the suspect had been detained for questioning. The suspect also had four children, they said.
Quoting the statement of the suspect’s wife, the duty officer at the Sachal police station said that the suspect wanted to have a relationship with the victim but she had refused him.
Till late in the night, no FIR in connection with the murder was lodged, as the victim’s family had told the police that they would lodge the FIR following her funeral.
Both families hailed from Larkana and the body was being taken to their hometown for burial, the police said.
The body of a man was found at a desolate place within the remit of the Ibrahim Hyderi police station on Wednesday, police said.
They said that it appeared that the body had lain there for four days.
The victim man was aged between 45 and 50 years and died from a head injury caused by a sharp-edged weapon.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a post-mortem examination. Following the legal formalities, the body was shifted to the Edhi morgue for want of identification.
Till late in the night, no FIR was lodged at the Ibrahim Hyderi police station.
Man dies in accident
A young motorcyclist was killed in a road accident on Hub River Road on Wednesday.
Police said that a fast-moving dumper truck knocked down the 30-year-old motorcyclist, Muhammad Arif, in a Baldia Town locality. He died on the spot.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for medico-legal formalities.
The police detained dumper driver Faiz Muhammad and impounded the vehicle.
The victim was a resident of Saeedabad and worked at a garment factory and was heading to work when the accident occurred.
A case (FIR 4/2012) was registered under Section 320 (punishment for qatl-i-Khata by rash or negligent driving) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Pakistan Pena Code at the Mauripur police station on a complaint of the victim’s father, Ghufran.