LARKANA: A prayer leader killed his wife on Monday in village Lal Bakhsh Magsi on the outskirts of Ratodero on the pretext of karo-kari.
Habib-ur-Rehman Magsi slit the throat of his wife Safooran Magsi and mother of his three children, in the presence of her father and his own brother.
Father of the deceased woman, Ghulam Haidar Magsi, lodged an FIR stating that his son-in-law was in the habit of torturing and beating his wife on petty issues. On the day of the incident, Safooran’s father visited his daughter’s house for resolving the torturous attitude of his son-in-law with Aziz-ur-Rehman, brother of Habib-ur-Rehman.
Habir-ur-Rehman emerged from his room while the two were discussing the issue and wife and slit the throat of his wife. He threatened the family members who tried to save the woman, he further stated.
Police on information reached the scene and arrested the killer on gunpoint.
Habib-ur-Rehman worked as Beldar in the Department of Roads, Larkana said the sources adding that he was also a prayer leader in Sultania mosque in Motan Mohalla Ratodero.
He confessed to killing his wife on suspicion but the father of the deceased woman rejected the charge.