Karachi: Man kills sister-in-law in Sachal
KARACHI: A woman was shot dead and her body was set on fire in her house in the Bhitaiabad area on Wednesday, police said.
They said that the incident occurred at Dhani Bukhsh Goth in Bhitaiabad within the remit of the Sachal police station, where 37-year-old Zahida was allegedly shot dead by her sister’s husband, who is a next-door neighbour. They added that he also burned her body and escaped.
A duty officer at the Sachal police station said that the victim woman was alone in her house as her four children had gone to school and the husband, Munir Ahmed, was in his office.
The suspect, whose name is also Munir Ahmed, barged into the house, shot her and set the body on fire.
Sachal SHO Azhar Ali said that it appeared that the suspect poured petrol on the body to burn it. The body was completely burnt.
The police were unsure about the exact motive. However, quoting the statement of the victim woman’s husband, the area SHO said that the suspect was allegedly involved in the drugs business and he had told the suspect not to come to his house.
However, it appeared that there was some property dispute between the two families, the area SHO added.
The police said that a son and the wife of the suspect had been detained for questioning. The suspect also had four children, they said.
Quoting the statement of the suspect’s wife, the duty officer at the Sachal police station said that the suspect wanted to have a relationship with the victim but she had refused him.
Till late in the night, no FIR in connection with the murder was lodged, as the victim’s family had told the police that they would lodge the FIR following her funeral.
Both families hailed from Larkana and the body was being taken to their hometown for burial, the police said.