SIALKOT: A woman, married for three weeks, died from acid consumption at the Daska Civil Hospital on Monday.
According to the City Daska police, 25-year-old Takreem Bibi, of neighbourhood Mughalpura, was brought to the hospital by her neighbours as her in-laws had forced her to swallow acid. Doctors said she died of internal injuries caused by acid intake.
Takreem was married to Imran Mughal about three weeks ago. Police said the woman was frequently beaten up by her in-laws for not arranging a good range of dowry.
Police said the in-laws fled the house.
This is the second incident in five days in Daska where a woman was killed over the dowry issue.
Earlier, Aneeba Shehzadi, 26, was allegedly poisoned to death by her husband Asadullah in village Behaaripur-Motra on Sept 24. She had died at the Daska Civil Hospital.
Police have yet to trace Asad and his family.
HONOUR KILLINGS: A local landlord and his two wives were shot dead on Monday allegedly by the family of his second wife for honour in village Dholleywali-Daska.
Daska Saddar police said Mushtaq Ghuman had three daughters from his first wife, Sajeela Firdous. Two years ago, Bahawalpur-based Gul Naz eloped with him and they both held a court marriage.
Gul Naz’s family developed a grudge against Gul Naz and Ghuman and would hurl threats on them.
On Monday, Gul Naz’s father Tariq, uncle Zia and nephew Khurram stormed Ghuman’s house in Dholleywali and shot dead Ghuman, Sajeela and Gul Naz. They fled the house on a motorcycle.
Daska Saddar police registered a triple murder case against Tariq, Zia and Khurram on the report of Mushtaq’s brother Ehsanullah.
Police shifted the bodies to Daska Civil Hospital for autopsy.
Superintendent of Police Irfan Tariq Khan said a special police team, led by inspector Muhammad Akhtar Cheema, was raiding places to arrest the suspects.
Also, in the Hajipura locality of Daska, 12-year-old Ameer Muaviya was gunned down at the home of his uncle Muhammad Ashfaq Rehmani.
Daska City police registered a case.
Published in Dawn September 29th, 2015