A man, said to be a gambler, killed his wife, a mother of eight children, at their house in Sohrab Goth’s Sikandar Goth on Sunday.
Sachal police and rescuers reached the property and transported the deceased to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where she was identified as 38-year-old Shazia. Police said the victim’s husband, Shahid Iqbal, was behind the incident, who during a clash over a family dispute shot and seriously injured his wife and then slit her throat with a sharp-edged material.
According to SHO Aurangzaib Khattak, the suspect is a drug addict-cum-gambler, who escaped after murdering his wife. The police have registered a case on the complaint of the victim’s elder daughter. They said the woman had registered an attempt to murder case against her husband about a couple of months ago and informed the police that her husband intended to kill her. She had demanded of the police to arrest him, saying that her husband wanted to sell the house. She had stated in the FIR that the house was owned by her father where she lived along with her eight children.
Source: The News