Charsadda man arrested for murdering minor daughter

Police on Friday arrested one Obaidullah for killing his four-year-old daughter and disposing of the body near the Jundi river in Shabara, Charsadda, on July 12.

The suspect had initially informed police that his daughter had gone outside to play, and when she did not return, her family went out to search for her and discovered body.

Upon interrogation, Obaidullah confessed that he had slit the girl’s throat as he suspected she was an illegitimate child. The murder weapon was also recovered on his indication.

According to police, the suspect married five years ago and the victim was the eldest of his four daughters. Her father believed she was not his as she was born prematurely.

Furthermore, another one of his daughter died of natural causes while he gave another away to a family in Peshawar.

Police have registered a case against under sections 302 and 311 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

College student missing, mother alleges abduction

Lahore Civil Lines police on Friday lodged a kidnapping case regarding a 20-year-old government college student on the complaint of her mother.

The complainant stated that her son, who drives her to and from the college, arrived when classes were over to pick her up, however she was no where to be seen. He called her on her phone, but it was switched off.

The complainant claimed that her daughter has been abducted by unknown persons.

Acid attack victim succumbs to injuries in Faisalabad

A 45-year-old woman who suffered burns in an acid attack by her former husband died at the Allied Hospital’s burn ward on Friday. Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the PPC was subsequently added to the first information report (FIR) in the case on the complaint of the deceased’s son.

The woman had obtained a divorce from the suspect, Azam Ali Malik, through court some seven months ago, and remarried. On June 22, she was at home with her children, a 16-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son, when Azam barged into their home and threw acid on them.

The woman sustained burns to 70 percent of her body while her children suffered less burn wounds. A case was registered under sections 324 (attempted murder) and 336-B (punishment for hurt by corrosive substance) on the complaint of the woman’s elder son at the Nishatabad police station.

The suspect was arrested within three hours of the complaint being registered, and is currently in jail.


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