Peshawar: Fresh probe ordered into woman ‘suicide case’
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday took suomoto notice of shoddy investigation into a woman’s suicide case and directed the additional inspector general of police to conduct fresh inquiry into the case under the leadership of deputy inspector general investigation. A single bench of Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan rejected bail petition of the woman’s husband Saeed Ahmad Awan charged with the murder of his wife Sehrish Fayyaz, a mother of three daughters with the observation that first the offense was not bailable and second the husband also behaved inhumanly by making video shots of his hanging wife and still photos instead of bringing her down and trying to save her life if she was committing suicide.
The petitioner’s lawyer submitted that the woman had committed suicide and the husband did so to avoid legal action and prove that she committed suicide.
The chief justice expressed deep concern over the faulty investigation of the case. He remarked there was no circumstantial evidence that proved the woman had committed suicide.
According to the first information report (FIR), Fayyaz Ahmed, father of the woman and resident of Kotwali area in the city, had charged his son-in-law Saeed Ahmad Awan in the murder case of his daughter.
He added that his daughter had no grievance and had happily returned to the house of her in-laws on August 25. It was the third murder case of a woman in which the chief justice had taken suomoto notice of faulty investigation and police favour to the alleged accused who had moved the high court for release on bail.