Relatives fear woman killed in accident may have been murdered

LARKANA: The Monday’s reported road accident in which Sumera Baloch, a young woman, aged 20, lost life has turned out to be a suspected murder as the woman’s heirs held a protest demonstration and unfolded the story. She was graduate and was working as a teacher at a private computer centre. Her relatives told newsmen that she was beaten up by her husband Yar Mohammad Magsi as he married her about a month ago.

This was Magsi’s second marriage who have five kids from the first wife. Magsi told reporters different stories of road accident but he or the deceased had no signs of injuries as he brought his wife unconscious, relatives alleged. Hina, sister of the deceased told newsmen that her sister had complained of torture by her husband due to which she came back to her parents disheartened. She said that two days before Magsi came and took her after assurances that he will never repeat violence but we also sent our little sister Sumbal with her.

Sumbal said that Magsi told her sister in the morning that they were going to visit Sehwan. Her father Imdad Makrani & mother Abida told newsmen that they had serious reservations about the character of Magsi that’s why they were refusing him marriage. Both suspected that their daughter might had been poisoned or strangulated to death.

After their suspicion, police arrested Yar Mohammad Magsi, took him into custody and the dead body was shifted to the Chandka Medical College Hospital for postmortem which was performed by Dr Shabnam Bhatti. Lady doctor revealed in her initial report that no signs of any injuries or torture were found on the woman’s body, adding that some samples had been obtained for further laboratory tests to ascertain the exact cause of death.

The relatives of the killed girl also apprehended that they will not be provided justice because of the fact that concerned Taluka police station SHO is also Magsi by caste. They demanded that a detailed probe must be ordered by an honest police officer. It must also be remembered here that on 20th January 2016, a couple of Hyderabad, Ghulam Fatima Magsi and Rafique Ibrahim Magsi was gunned down over the pretext of Karo-Kari and their bodies were found from the Shrine of Yousuf Shah Jillani which too is the jurisdiction of same Taluka police station, Larkana and accused involved in this double murder are yet to be brought to justice. SSP Kamran Nawaz told reporters that FIR will be registered on arrival of the heirs of the deceased woman and the accused had already been arrested.