Lahore: Boy kills stepmother for honour
LAHORE: A young man killed his 35-year-old stepmother with an axe in the name of honour, due to her alleged illicit relations with a local man, in the Shahdra Police precincts on Tuesday. The victim has been identified as Najma Bibi (35), who was a resident of Okara. Police sources said that the deceased had contracted a second marriage a couple of years ago with Rehmat Ali, who was a hairdresser and running a shop in his locality. They said that it was the second marriage for both, and after marrying each other, they had seven children between them. They also said that Najma Bibi had eloped with an unidentified local about three months ago.
They said that on the day of the incident, she returned home after which she had an argument with Rehmat, but Rehmat surrendered and left the house. Rehmat’s son, Salamat, who was at home, heard the exchange and when his father left the house, he used an axe to kill his stepmother. Police said that Salamat locked the house from the outside and ran away, along with the murder weapon. However, some locals saw him leaving with the axe and informed the police. Police officials moved the body of the deceased to the city morgue. They have also registered a case and investigating the matter. Seperately, the body of a 22-year-old unidentified woman was recovered from Chamman Park in the Harbanspura Police precincts.
Police officials said that the victim was found sitting along the wall of a college located near the Chamman Park. They said that locals informed the police, who after reaching the scene found that the woman was dead. They said that the apparent cause of death was gunshots, as she had been shot at least eight times. They also said that the deceased was wearing a costly dress, which led to the indication that she belonged to a reasonably rich family.
Harbanspura Police officials said that they believed that the initial evidence pointed towards honour killing, however, they had not ruled out rape or kidnapping yet.