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Woman strangled to death by husband, brother

Karachi: The decomposed body of 30-year-old Zulaikha, a mother of two, was found in a gunny bag in a nullah near Kashmir Colony on Friday.

According to the police, Zulaikha’s aunt Sakeena had come from Mehrabpur to inform the police that her niece had been murdered by her second husband Waris and her brother Imran. She also told the police that the accused had thrown Zulaikha’s body in a nullah near Kashmir Colony.

On receiving this information, police officials rushed to the disclosed spot where they found a gunny bag with Zulaikha’s body inside. Police officials shifted the body to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities.

The female medico-legal officer at the hospital said that the body was at least 10 days old, and that the cause of death was strangulation. The police also claimed that the woman had a love marriage with Waris two years ago. Police said that Zulaikha was the mother of two children, one of them from her first husband.

A few days ago, her husband and her brother, who had brought her to Karachi under the pretense of an outing, strangled her to death and then dumped her body.Zulaikha’s aunt also disclosed to the police that when she and her sister asked Waris about Zulaikha, he told them that she had run away with another man.She claimed that her family members had to force the accused to admit that they had killed her and dumped her body.

Elderly man among two killed in separate incidents An elderly man was among two persons killed in two separate incidents in the city on Friday. Gul Haider, 60, was stabbed to death in the Peerabad police limits. The incident took place early Friday morning in Gali No 1 of Islamia Colony, Peerabad.

Police said that acting on a tip off they immediately rushed to the spot where they had found the body of Haider who was stabbed to death. The police had shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH).

During investigation it was revealed that Haider was a labourer by profession and resident of the same area. For the past few days a dispute was going on with his daughter’s in-laws due to which he had called his daughter over to his house.

On Friday morning his daughter’s in-laws came over to Haider’s house and started arguing with Haider during which one of the suspects took out his dagger and stabbed Haider to death.

The family had lodged a nominated FIR and the murder is a part of personal enmity. Further probe is under way.

In a separate incident, Saleem Khan was shot dead in the Mominabad police limits. The incident took place on Friday evening in Fareed Colony. Acting on information the police team rushed to the spot and shifted the body to the ASH.

During investigation it was revealed that Saleem Khan was the resident of the same area and a driver of X-23 mini-bus. On Friday evening he was present outside his house when two armed men riding a motorcycle came over and started quarreling with Saleem Khan during which one of the suspects shot Saleem Khan dead and fled.

Saleem Khan had sustained two bullet wounds. The police had also found empties which were later sent to the Forensic Division of the Sindh Police. Saleem Khan hailed from Mianwali and was a supporter of a political party. A case was reported and investigation is under way.

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