In a horrific incident, a Pakistani man reportedly killed his wife and cooked it in a cauldron in front of his six children here in Sindh province, a media report said on Thursday.
Police found Nargis’ body in a cauldron in the kitchen of a private school in the city’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighborhood on Wednesday after her husband cooked her on Wednesday, Geo News reported.
According to police, Ashiq, the husband of the wife of Bajaur Agency, worked as a security guard at the school and lived in the servants’ quarters of the school that had been closed for about eight to nine months.
Police said the victim’s 15-year-old daughter called them after Ashiq fled with three of his children following the harrowing incident.
District East Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abdur Rahim Sherazi was quoted by Geo News as saying that the police had custody of the other three children.
“They are shocked and traumatized,” said SSP Sherazi.
Police took the woman to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for medico-legal formalities, Sherazi said.
The official said the preliminary investigation and the children’s statements suggested that the suspect strangled his wife with a pillow before cooking her in the cauldron for them.
One of the woman’s legs had also been severed from her body, he added.
The reason behind the incident has yet to be determined.
However, it has been speculated that the man forced his wife into illicit relationships and then killed her when she refused to do so, the report added.
A report has been filed and raids are underway to arrest the suspect.
The shocking event brought back the horrifying memories of a similar incident that happened about 11 years ago when police arrested a woman in November 2011 for murdering her husband and attempting to cook his body parts after he planned to be with another woman. to marry without her consent, the report said.
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