BAHAWALNAGAR: A man was arrested for murdering his wife and burying her body in the bedroom in the B-Division police area on Thursday.
According to the police, 26-year-old Shafiqa Bibi, the mother of four, was reportedly missing since Dec 6. The case of her disappearance was registered with the police by her husband, Muhammad Hussain.
B-Division Police Station House Officer Abdul Razzaq led a team that launched in investigation. After suspecting involvement of her husband in the case, the police included him in investigation.
During investigation, Hussain confessed to killing his wife as he suspected that she was having an affair with another man. He told the police that he had killed Shafiqa by hitting her with a rod and buried her body in a room in a bedroom of his house. He said he had filed the case of disappearance to cover up the murder. On his information, Shafiqa’s body was dug out from the bedroom.
The police filed a murder case on the application of Saeed Ahmed, the brother of the victim and conducted an autopsy. They also recovered weapon used for the murder.
According to the details, during the marriage of Ghulam Mustafa’s daughter when the marriage procession reached their home in Mohallah Qureshianwala of Donga Bonga, his two sons, Ghulam Nabi and Mairaj Nabi, had a falling-out over the question of holding a ceremony. In anger, Ghulam Nabi stabbed his elder brother Mairaj Nabi with a knife and fled. Mairaj was shifted to the Donga Bonga Rural Health Centre where he succumbed to his injuries.
Donga Bonga SHO Matloob Kamboh said Ghulam Nabi had been arrested and a case had been registered against him.
BURNT: Five members of a poor family were reportedly injured in a gas cylinder blast inside their home on Thursday in Basti Mohari area.
According to the locals, the incident happened in the wee hours at the home of labourer, Ghulam Rasool, when his wife, Naheed Bibi, was boiling milk in the kitchen.
They said that after the blast, the fire quickly spread to the adjoining rooms and engulfed the members of the family sleeping there.
The locals rushed the injured to the Bahawalnagar District Headquarters Hospital by the neighbours who controlled the fire on a self-help basis.
The injured included Naheed, her daughters Rabia and Nimra, son Moeen and her grandson Ghulam Fareed.
Deputy Commissioner Shoaib Khan Jadoon and Health CEO Dr Waseem went to see the victims in the hospital.
DHQ Medical Superintendent AslamTahir told Dawn Naheed was in a critical condition as she was 70pc burnt whereas other members of the family, including a child, also received burn on 30 to 35pc of their bodies.