Two Women Murdered by A Relative

Staff Report

LAHORE: A father of three children clubbed his mother-in-law and 13-year-old sister-in-law to death at Manga Mandi to steal Rs 70,000 from the victims on Wednesday.

The victims were identified as Salma Bibi (40) and Sobia (13) of Maraka, Manga Mandi. The police said that the accused, Irfan, resident of Shahdara, contracted a love marriage with Salma’s elder daughter, Fozia, about five years ago.

On the day of the incident, Irfan had gone to Salma’s house to help her shift to a new apartment. Zulifqar Ali (Salma’s landlord) told the police that he heard screams coming from Salma’s apartment, adding that he immediately went upstairs to witness Irfan clubbing Salma and Sobia to death.

Prevention: Zulfiqar said that when Irfan noticed Zulfiqar he tried to escape, but the locals managed to stop him, adding that they later informed the police. The police declared the victims dead and transferred their bodies to the city morgue for an autopsy. The Manga Mandi Police registered the case after they had already taken the accused into custody.

Sub-Inspector Mehmood Ahmed, the investigation officer assigned to the case, said that the accused confessed to his crime while in police custody, adding that the police registered the case under Sections 302 and 392 of the Pakistan Penal Code. Irfan, during preliminary interrogations, told the police that his mother-in-law used to work in various houses as a maid, adding that Salma had asked him to count some money for her. Irfan said that it was about Rs 70,000 and that his greed for the large amount caused him to murder his mother-in-law and sister-in-law for the money.

Ahmed said that if Irfan’s wife forgave him for this act than Irfan would be penalised only for the robbery and not the murder.

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