2 pregnant women tortured, killed in Punjab
KHANEWAL/VEHARI: Two pregnant women were killed in Khanewal and Vehari allegedly by their husbands abetted by their families.
The police have arrested both husbands. One of them admitted to killing her wife while talking to The Express Tribune.
Asma, an eight-month pregnant woman, was killed after torture on Tuesday allegedly by her husband and his family in front of her mother, who had been held by some men, at Kot Abdullah village in Khanewal.
Makhdoompur Pahora police have arrested her husband, Asim.
SHO Javed Akhter Gadi said police teams were raiding the surrounding villages to arrest other accused in the case.
Asma’s body was seized by the police when her in-laws were taking it for burial. The police said they did not make any arrests at the time because no crime was established at that point.
An FIR was later registered against the deceased’s husband and his uncle under Sections 302 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The initial chemical report stated that the woman was severally tortured. Dr Nadia at the Khanewal district headquarters (DHQ) hospital said that signs of torture were visible on the woman’s forehead, back and legs. She said that Asma had also been poisoned.
Shaista, Vehari’s chak 51 WB resident, was killed by her husband allegedly over suspicions of having an illicit relationship. She was eight months pregnant.
Yousaf and his father, Hafeez, were arrested by the police on Tuesday. Talking to The Express Tribune, Yousaf admitted that he had killed his wife.
He said they had not been on good terms for a few months. “I was fed up with her complaints about my parents. She wanted me to move out of my parents’ house,” he said.
Shaista’s father, Ghaffar, said that her daughter was killed because Yousaf and his family suspected her of having an illicit relationship.
He said Yousaf regularly beat up his daughter. “He refused to own the baby,” he added.
SHO Falak Sher Bhatti of Saddar police said that the woman had been choked to death by stuffing a piece of cloth in her mouth.