Woman slaughtered in factory
KARACHI: A young woman was slaughtered inside a garments factory in the Korangi Industrial Area on Wednesday, police said.
They said the victim, Zubaida Masih, was a sanitary worker at the garment factory. The area police learnt about the incident through police helpline 15 after the factory management informed the law-enforcers about the murder on their premises. They said that suspect Muhammad Asif, also employed at the factory, attacked the woman with a sharp-edged weapon in a factory washroom when the victim was busy in her work.
The police said that apparently the woman put up resistance against the suspect and raised alarm upon which the accused slit her throat. However, the suspect failed to escape from the premises as the management closed all the gates and alerted the guards, said Korangi Industrial Area SHO Ejaz Rajpar said.
Later, the police reached the scene and arrested the suspect and also recovered the murder weapon. “The clothes of the victim, blood collected from the crime-scene and the weapon used for killing have been taken into custody and will be sent for a chemical examination,” the area SHO added.
The victim woman was a resident of Christian Colony, Korangi. A case (FIR 963/2011) was registered on a complaint of the victim’s husband, Younis, under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code against Muhammad Asif at the Korangi Industrial Area police station.
The area SHO said that the complainant maintained in the FIR that there was enmity between his wife and Asif.