Jacobabad: In a shocking incident, a newly married husband strangled his teenaged bride to death on the night of their wedding for “not being a virgin”.
19-year-old newlywed Khanzadi Lashari’s dead body dressed in her bridal suit was found lying on the bed. Her husband Qalandar Baksh Khokhar, 28, also her cousin, allegedly strangled her with the cotton twine of a salwar suit.
The incident took place in Jacobabad district of Sindh, Pakistan.
Khanzadi’s brother said that said his family be aware of Qalandar’s ‘sceptic nature’ but never thought he could be so dangerous to his sister. Her lifeless body was found by police after the worried family failed to get any response.
Superintendent Sajjad Khokhar, 46, is quoted by Mail Online as saying: “Qalandar has admitted that he killed his wife with the cotton twine of her salwar suit for not being a virgin and fled from there.”
The bridegroom was shot in the leg while being captured by police and has been charged with Section 302 Intentional and deliberate murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code.