BADIN: A man and two married women were killed in the name of ‘honour’ in Badin and Shikarpur districts on Wednesday.
In Badin, one Sharif Gambheer, 50, axed his wife, a mother of nine children, to death in Malook Shah locality Ward No. 7 early on Wednesday morning.
The suspect surrendered along with the axe to police at City police station and confessed to the murder. “I don’t have any regrets over murdering her because I suspected she did not maintain good character,” he said before police.
Eyewitnesses said the victim Ghullan, 38, was seen running out of her house and her husband was coming after her with the axe in hand. Before someone could rush to her rescue, the suspect attacked her and axed her to death.
The victim had seven daughters, three of them with special needs, and two sons. The elder son Rasheed who was married just 10 days ago, told journalists that his mother was a respectable woman who worked as charwoman at neighbours’ houses to earn bread and butter for her children.
The victim’s children, relatives as well as neighbours rejected the husband’s charge that she had ‘objectionable’ character.
They said the husband was levelling baseless allegations on his deceased wife to try to portray his crime as honour killing.
SHIKARPUR: A man shot dead his wife and her alleged friend in the name of ‘honour’ in Dewal Qambrani village in the jurisdiction of Dilawar Mafrani police station, some 45 kilometres from here, on Wednesday.
SHO Shahzado Dasti told journalists that Nawab Ali Qambrani killed his 25-year-old wife Zareena, mother of a child, and one Rizwan Talpur, 27, with a Kalashnikov and ran away.