Karachi: Pregnant ‘kari’ dies, family ignores body
KARACHI: A pregnant woman who was shot on May 1 in a so-called honour case died on Friday at CHK. Her family has not come to receive her body even though they have been contacted by the police. The shooting took place at Tajkun Colony when 24-year-old Naz was at home with her husband Munir.
They were married five months ago and were living together secretly. Naz’s husband Munir died on the spot and she was critically injured. She was on the life support system, said an officer. FIR No. 131/08 was registered against unidentified men on behalf of Munir’s father Sheri Mohammad. The couple were cousins and married without the permission of their families, said SIO Munir Ahmed, who said it was a karo kari case. Naz’s family hailed from a tribal area but they moved to Karachi and were living in Pahar Gunj, within the jurisdiction of Sharah-e-Noor Jahan police station. Munir was a resident of Khamosh Colony, Nazimabad and this was his second marriage after his first wife died leaving him with five children who now live with their grandfather. Munir’s family was angry because he married against their will, said the officer. Naz was unable to record her statement verbally in hospital which is why the police had to rely on hand gestures, which they have video taped. “We took the names of accused, two of them are Naz’s brothers and another was their friend,” the police said. The police nominated them in the FIR.