Lahore: 2 women ‘murdered’ by in-laws
LAHORE: Two young women were ‘murdered’ allegedly by their in-laws over domestic affairs in different incidents here on Tuesday. Kahna police said 23-year-old Rizwana Anwer of Kot Radha Kishan, Kasur, was poisoned to death by her husband Muhammad Shafique and others in Ward No 4.
Police investigation showed that Rizwana was married off to Shafiq a few months ago. The couple had sour relations. Rizwana was shifted to Lahore General Hospital in an unconscious state by her in-laws a couple of days ago where doctors suspected that the victim took some poisonous substance.
After Rizwana died on Tuesday her father Muhammad Anwar alleged that his daughter was poisoned to death by her husband, mother-in-law Perveen Bibi, sister-in-law Iqra, father-in-law Riaz and husband’s cousin Hassan following strained domestic relations.
Police shifted the body for autopsy and registered a murder case against the suspects who managed their escape. Shahdara Town police said 22-year-old Iqra Azhar was strangled by her in-laws over a property dispute in Rasool Park, Saggian.
Police said Iqra of Shahdara was married off to her cousin Tasawar Shah two years ago. On Tuesday, Tasawar and his family contacted Iqra’s father Azhar Shah in small hours and told him that she had committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan.
Police said the victim’s family alleged that she was killed by her in-laws whereas Iqra’s in-laws claimed that she had committed suicide.
They said a case would be registered after the autopsy report. According to the victim’s family, Iqra during her last visit complained that she was severely thrashed by her husband who demanded a 10-marla plot from his in-laws. Iqra told her mother that she was facing extreme pressure and might be killed by her husband and in-laws.
A police investigator said the evidence collected from crime scene and forensic examination of the victim’s body initially suggested that she was killed.