NAIJA AND GLOBAL NEWS

Pregnant Woman, Husband Allegedly Killed By Family Members Over Marriage Dispute

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr


A pregnant woman and her husband have been found dead in a canal with gunshot wounds to the head, a day after they were reportedly snatched by relatives following a dispute.

Police told CNN Sunday that Aqsa Shakeel, 26, and her husband, Muhammad Shakeel, 30, were visited by a group of relatives on Wednesday at their home in Thikriwala, a village in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province.

RELATED:  Buhari Tells Youths "Don’t Run Against Me"As He Signs Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill

Police said a heated argument broke out between the couple and the family members, who included Aqsa’s brother, named as Muhammad Mauvia, and her mother, Majeeda Bibi.

Aqsa’s family disapproved of the marriage, according to police, though no further details were given.

RELATED:  Rev. Mbaka’s Church Members Buy Custom ‘Recharge Cards’ In Order To Get Calls From The Man Of God (Photos)

A search for the couple was initiated when the husband’s father, Muhammad Kushi, reported the couple missing later Wednesday. Their bodies were discovered in a canal near the village Thursday evening. An autopsy report revealed that they had been tortured and shot in the head.

RELATED:  Armed Robbers & Police Engages In Gun Bottle At Ikirun, Osun State After Robbing First Bank & Skye Bank

Police said only one relative, identified as M Khawar, has so far been arrested in connection with what police are treating as a murder case. The other relatives, including Aqsa’s mother, brother and an uncle, remain at large.




Write A Comment