Woman tortured to death over dowry issue

Staff Reporter

A woman, said to be mother of three children, was tortured to death by her husband and in-laws allegedly over not bringing with her enough dowry.

The police informed that the incident occurred in the suburbs of Zafarwal city of Narowal district.

According to a private TV channel quoting the bereaved family that the husband of the deceased woman and her in-laws tortured her to death, adding she had been suffering the abuse since she did not bring to them enough dowry.

The local police said they would investigate the matter after receiving a complaint from the family of the victim.

Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of a case related to torturing and blackmailing a couple.

Sources privy to the development said, PM Imran telephoned Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jameeulur Rehman and inquired about the incident.

The premier directed the IGP for exemplary punishment to the accused in the incident.

The incident occurred two months back when Usman allegedly along with his other accomplices barged into an apartment in the E-11 sector of Islamabad and shot an obscene video of a girl.

The suspect continued to blackmail the couple with the video and demanded money in return and warned to make it viral in case of non-compliance.

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