KARACHI, Nov 24: A 45-year-old woman was shot dead on Saturday in Qaimkhani Colony allegedly by her two sons for remarrying, police and witness said. The Mochko police said suspects Tariq, 25, and Shabbir, sons of the late Jahanzeb, fled after killing their mother, Nasreen, who had remarried five months ago.
The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi where sources said the victim received two bullets to her head from a very close range. Both the bullets went through her skull.
The police registered a murder case against the two brothers on the complaint of Mehnaz Bibi, one of the victim’s relatives with whom she had been residing.
ASI Zahid Hussain told Dawn that the sons of the woman, whose first husband died three years ago, were angry with their mother after she married Mushtaq, a taxi driver, also hailing from the victim’s hometown in Mansehra.
He said the couple left for Lahore five months ago and got married there. “The woman returned from Lahore a month ago and was living at the house of her relative,” he added.
The police official said the victim was alone with her relative in the morning when the suspects came to kill their mother.
“Complainant Mehnaz Bibi was in the washroom when she first heard the woman and her sons having an altercation. Shortly afterwards, she heard two shots,” he said, adding that the suspects had fled before the relative came out of the washroom to find Nasreen in a pool of blood.