RAWALPINDI: A woman was strangled while her daughter-in-law was tortured by two men who stormed their house in Sadiqabad on Tuesday.
Waqas Ali, son of the deceased, said the masked culprits entered his house and first tortured his wife, tied her arms and gagged her with the masking tape. Later they strangled his mother, Ms Khurshid Qadir. He said they also took away cash and gold ornaments.
When the younger son of the victim, Arif Qadir, a 7th class student, returned from school, he discovered the body of his mother and his brother`s wife Sadia lying unconscious.
Seeing the horrific scene, he started screaming and people from the neighbourhood rushed to the house. Dawn
Waqas Ali told that he was on duty at Rescue 1122 when he received a call from one his neighbours that his mother had been murdered.
Quoting his wife, Sadia, he said she was ironing clothes in a room while her mother-in-law was sitting in another room when two men entered the house.
She told her husband that she was slapped and threatened if she called anybody.
Ms Sadia, who was married to Waqas Ali some six months ago, was shifted to Benazir Bhutto Hospital where she was stated to be in a stable condition.
In her statement to the police she said she could not identify the killers.
Police said it was yet to be ascertained what was the motive behind the murder. They said some cash and other valuables were lying intact on the crime scene.