Rawalpindi: Woman stabs Landlady to death
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, a woman stabbed to death the wife of an armyman here on Tuesday over money and rent she owed to her, according to the victim’s family. Nazia Anwar, the alleged killer, tried to flee from the gruesome scene in the Quaid-i-Azam Colony brandishing her dagger but was caught by boys in the neighbourhood.
Angry neighbours beat her up before handing her over to area police. Police seized the murder weapon and booked her for killing Fehmida, wife of Azhar Mehmood and mother of a two-year-old son.
The gruesome murder sparked panic in the colony as residents gathered outside the home of the unfortunate family and condemned the killing. According to Fehmida’s family, Nazia came to their home with her young son on Tuesday morning, and left him there as she tried to run away after the attack.
Zahid Mehmood, brother of Mr Mehmood, told Dawn that Nazia, wife of Anwar, started quarrelling with his brother’s wife over the issue of rent and the money she has borrowed from Fehmida. He said Fehmida asked Nazia to relax and return the money whenever possible for her. But Nazia, according to Zahid, attacked Fehmida with the dagger she was carrying.
Sadiqa Bibi, mother of Fehmida, and other family members were present at home at the time of the attack. “But they could not prevent it,” Zahid said. Nazia repeatedly attacked Fehmida, killing her on the spot. Later, she ran away towards the street with the dagger in her hand. “But she was overpowered by the people who had gathered outside the house after hearing the cries,” Zahid said.
The doctor, who carried out the postmortem, said: “Her (Fehmida’s) throat was completely slashed with sharp edge weapon and there was also a deep wound below her chest.”
As the angry people were beating Nazia in the street, some notables of the area intervened and convinced them to hand her over to the police. Ms Sadiqa, widow of Mohammad Iqbal who lived with her two daughters in Quaid-i-Azam Colony, lodged the murder case with Saddar Bairooni police.
She said Nazia had to pay back Rs5,000 she borrowed from Fehmida in addition to the house rent. “She (Nazia) left her son and attacked my daughter with a dagger,” the mother said in her complaint.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.