DADU: Aggrieved parents of Tania Khaskheli, who was killed by an influential landlord in Jhangara-Bajara town near Sehwan nine days ago, have demanded arrest of all suspects involved in the murder.
They appealed to the Sindh government to provide protection to their other three daughters as the family was receiving threats from the main suspect, Khan Nohani, and his henchmen.
Khurshid Begum, late Tania’s mother, told Dawn on Monday that though the main suspect had reportedly been arrested, still she had a constant fear that he would kill her three other daughters as well after being released from jail.
Eighteen-year-old Tania Khaskheli, a student of class-X, was allegedly killed by Khan Nohani and his henchmen after the girl’s parents turned down his marriage proposal. The culprits barged into the girl’s house on Sept 10 at around 3.30pm and proposed to her but when she and her family refused they attempted to kidnap her but then killed her over stiff resistance from the family and ran away.
She said that after having killed Tania, Khan Nohani had threatened that he would kill, one by one, the rest of her daughters who were going to school.
She said that despite being poor they did not need money nor any aid from anyone; they only appealed to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and IGP to provide them justice.
She demanded the IGP challan her daughter’s case in an antiterrorism court and insert sections of Anti-Terrorism Act in the murder FIR. Honest police officers be assigned investigation of the case and her daughter’s killer be hanged, she said.
Late Tania’s father Ghulam Qadir Khaskheli appealed to IGP to direct local police to arrest all suspects in the murder case of his daughter and all the influential persons who had supported the main suspect Khan Nohani.
Meanwhile, activists of Sindhiani Tehreek took out a rally, demanding security for the family of late Tania and arrest of all suspects nominated in the murder FIR.
The local party leaders Sindhoo Mallah and Sabhai Birhamani said that Tania’s family was being pressurised to withdraw the case. Women were not safe in remote villages of Jamshoro and Dadu districts, they said.
Our Hyderabad correspondent adds: Leaders of Pakistan Khaskheli Ittehad on Monday demanded arrest of all suspects and facilitators in the Tania murder case and warned if the victim family was not provided justice the organisation would not be silent over this brazen brutality.
The Ittehad president Serai Niaz Hussain Khaskheli said at a press conference at the press club that he hoped the victim family would get justice and all culprits and their facilitators would soon be behind bars as the Sindh High Court had taken suo motu notice of the incident.
He accused police of being involved in helping the culprits escape and demanded that all suspects and their facilitators should be arrested immediately and produced before media.
He said that he had asked IGP and Sindh chief minister to order inclusion of sections of Anti-Terrorism Act in the girl’s murder FIR.