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Woman refuses to confess in husband killing case

KARACHI: A 32-year-old woman who has been arrested for killing her husband and attempting to dispose of the body by boiling its parts refused to record her confessional statement before a judicial magistrate on Friday.

The woman, Zainab Bibi, and her 22-year-old nephew Zaheer were arrested in Shah Faisal Colony on Nov 24 for killing Ahmed Abbas, the second husband of Zainab Bibi.

A few days back, the investigation officer moved an application in the court of a judicial magistrate stating that the woman suspect was willing to confess to her crime and requested the magistrate to record her confessional statement under Section 164 of the criminal procedure code.

The suspect was produced before Judicial Magistrate (east) Zakaullah Abro on Friday, but she refused to record her confessional statement.

Subsequently, the court ordered that she be sent to prison on judicial remand.

According to the prosecution, the victim was the second husband of Zainab, who claimed to have killed the man because he had attempted to assault her 18-year-old daughter from her first husband.

The police arrested the woman and said she had chopped up the victim’s body into over three dozen pieces and was boiling some of the pieces in a bid to shrink them so that she could place them in a small gunny bag and dispose them of. The woman’s nephew was also arrested from the scene of crime.

A case was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the Shah Faisal Colony police station.

Source: DAWN