Islamabad: Man held for ‘killing’ wife
ISLAMABAD: A man was arrested on the charge of murdering his wife on Wednesday, police said. The accused, an engineer by profession, was taken into custody on the complaint of his father-in-law. The couple got married four years back but remained issueless which disturbed their family life, said the police. A month back, the 27-year-old victim went to her parents’ house after quarrelling with her husband. However, on Tuesday night she was taken back by her father to her husband’s house at Shahzad Town. Police said at around 2am on Wednesday, the accused called his father-in-law and told him that his daughter had committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of a room. The family reached the house and found the victim hanged.
The victim’s father in his complaint to the police rejected the claim of his son-in-law and alleged that he had murdered his daughter.
The police shifted the body to Pims where an autopsy showed that she had been tortured and then strangled.
Investigation officer Mohammad Hanif, while talking to Dawn, quoted the accused as saying that his wife had committed suicide after he scolded her for the month-long stay with her parents.