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Murder of two sisters shrouded in mystery

LARKANA: Mystery shrouds murder of two sisters allegedly by their brother-in-law and their burial without proper funeral rites near Dhing village on the outskirts of Sujawal Junejo town.

Syed Bashir Ahmed Shah, husband of one of the deceased sisters, told journalists on Wednesday that his brother Syed Ghulam Abbas Shah had strangled to death his wife Sughran, 37, and her sister Fatima, 35, a widow, in their family house in Bero Chandio village, 10 kilometres from the town, for reasons best known to the killer.

He said that Ghulam Abbas had taken the two sisters to Bhag Nari in Balochistan on May 13 to attend a family function. On the fifth day since their departure he received a phone call from his brother who told him he had killed both the sisters and buried them, he said.

He said that he and his wife’s relatives rushed to Bagh Nari to trace the killer who contacted them through one Faiz Mohammad Jamali, an influential of the area, and disclosed he had buried the sisters near Dhing village.

They returned to the area and dug out the corpses which were wrapped in blankets with their head scarves tightened round their necks, he said.

The corpses were brought to Bero Chandio village and police were informed about the murders who shifted the bodies later to the Chandka Medical College Hospital morgue on Tuesday. Their autopsy was performed on Wednesday by Dr Hameeda Shaikh.

Preliminary findings showed the sisters were stranguled to death. There were no other signs of torture on the bodies.

Syed Bashir said that he had three sons and a daughter while the issueless widow was residing with his family. His brother had absconded since committing the crime and he failed to comprehend the motive for such a brutal step, he said.

Fida Hussain Langah, SHO of the taluka police station, said that he had informed the Gandakha police about the murder. Dhing village is on a convergence point of the limits of Sujawal Junejo, Shahdadkot and Sanjar Bhatti police stations.

Source: Dawn