A Muslim man from Sindh province of Pakistan has been arrested for strangling his wife to death after she protested his plan to sell the couple’s underage daughter to a man for ‘marriage’. The accused had already sold two other daughters in the same manner for money.
Zulfiqar Jiskani was arrested for killing his wife, Babli (27) in their house located in the Lucky Shah Saddar area near Sann town of Jamshoro district on Friday, reports Dawn newspaper.
The woman’s brother, Munawwar Jiskani, told the area police that Zulfiqar strangled her to death when she strongly resisted his attempt to hand over the couple’s underage daughter, Humera, to a man for marriage against PKR 100,000 (around INR 40,000). He said Zulfiqar had already sold his two (other) daughters for money.
SHO of the Chhachar police station, Sajid Gambhir, said the suspect was arrested on the complaint of Munawwar Jiskani and an inquiry into the murder was started. The woman’s body was handed over to the heirs after a post-mortem examination.