The police officials of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday arrested a man who allegedly killed his wife for not serving a ‘hot meal’ during sehri in Upper Kohistan’s Shalakand area.
According to a news report published in DAWN, Dasu Station House Officer (SHO) Muhammad Haq said that the initial investigations suggested the victim was killed by her spouse for not serving a hot meal during sehri. He said that the First Investigation Report (FIR) of the case was registered on the complaint of the deceased’s father.
The victim’s father told the local police that the accused was his nephew. “After the sehri, the father was performing ablution when he heard a sound of gunshot from the couple’s room. When he went to the room to investigate, he the found his daughter lying in a pool of blood. Meanwhile, the accused had managed to escape from the crime scene,” the SHO said. He added that police officials caught the suspect with the help of victim’s father.
According to the FIR, the victim was 19 years old and had gotten married to her cousin two years ago. Police have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and have begun further investigations.