Rawalpindi: Man held for poisoning wife
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, the police on Sunday arrested a man from Lahore on the charge of poisoning his wife to death over a petty dispute in Gunjmandi.
However, the accused denied the charge. Amir Hanif, a motor mechanic, had been missing from his house since his 22-year-old wife Saima died at the District Headquarters Hospital on October 8 after taking poison.
Mohammad Iqbal, the father of Saima, had said in his earlier statement that his daughter had herself taken poison. But after her death, he changed his statement and alleged that his daughter was poisoned by her husband.
The couple had tied the knot about two years back and later settled in Amerpura. They also had an eight-month-old son. SI Akmal Khalid, who is leading the murder investigation, said the father of the victim had earlier stated that his daughter attempted suicide but later changed his version and accused her husband of poisoning her.
Following this, the police registered a murder case against Amir Hanif and launched a hunt for him. Finally, the accused was arrested by the police from Lahore on Sunday and shifted to Rawalpindi.
During investigation, the accused denied the charge but said he had a brawl with his wife on that day after which she went into the bathroom and consumed the toilet cleaning acid.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.