Man arrested for killing wife in Chakwal
CHAKWAL: An inquiry into a theft case led the police to resolve a two-year-old blind murder case, sources told this correspondent here on Wednesday. Tauheed, wife of Nadeem Akhtar, disappeared from her house in June 2009. After failing to find a clue to the woman, her parents and other relatives thought that she had been kidnapped by someone.
Akhtar, who ran a grocery shop in Maingan village, later registered a theft case with the city police against the father and two brothers of his wife. During the investigation of the theft case, it was revealed that Akhtar had strangled her wife on suspicion of having extra-marital relation with someone and dumped the body in a well in Moreed village. The body was recovered by police but it could not be recognised.
Police said they arrested Akhtar on Tuesday. “He has confessed that he killed his wife for honour,” said District Police Officer (DPO) Syed Ali Mohsin. The accused had dragged the family members into a false case of theft so that he could not be suspected of killing his wife, he added.
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