Karachi: Woman strangles husband to death
KARACHI: A woman strangled her third husband, Zahid, 35, to death over a petty matter within the Sukhan police limits. Residents of the Lalabad area, Sukhan, said that it was Wednesday morning, when they heard shouts from Zahid’s house. On going over, they found his wife weeping saying her husband Zahid had died. They decided to take his body to the hospital but some elders intervened and said that police must be informed first as they had suspicions about the lady. The Station House Officer, Sukhan, Tariq Mughal, on patrol immediately reached the spot and started inspecting the body. Signs of physical torture were found on the deceased’s body, particularly the neck, during inspection of the deceased body. Mughal said that, during examination by the doctors they informed the police that the deceased was strangled to death with a scrap bandage. At this they formally arrested the accused lady, Rasheeda Begum.
During the course of Investigation, Rasheeda said that, she belonged to the Punjab and said Zahid was her third husband. She added that prior to Zahid, one of her husbands died of cardiac arrest while the other one was burnt to death.
She added that, as she was Christian and about four years before she converted to Islam and married with Zahid who is alone in this world as he had no sister, mother, father or brother and also belong to Punjab. In Karachi Zahid was a driver of Muslim Coach and it was their love marriage.
Rasheeda further alleged that, Zahid after few years of marriage became an alcoholic and refused to provide substantial money for household expenses and that she was really fed up of him. During the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, Zahid came home drunk. She said that was when she decided to kill him and took scrap bandage and first she roped the tape on his neck and then at his legs and strangulated him to death.
SHO Mughal said that, they have recorded Rasheeda’s statement and registered an FIR against her on behalf of the State and added that, now they verifying the places where Rasheeda in past lived and the reports of her ex-husbands as they suspected that she had killed them too.