Pakistan: Woman who wanted divorce, killed on court premises

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Dawn/ANN) - The woman died on the spot while police arrested the man and shifted him to police station for further investigation.

A man stabbed his wife to death on the district court premises here on Wednesday.

The local lawyers boycotted court proceedings to protest security lapse.

Saidu Sharif police station officials said that Arif, a resident of Kokarai village, stabbed his wife to death on the district court premises.

“Due to domestic problems the women identified as Uzma, wanted to get divorce from the man for which she had filed a case in the court,” said Saidu Sharif police station Muhrar Allam Khan.

He said that on Wednesday morning when the woman entered district courts, her husband attacked her with a dagger.

The woman died on the spot while police arrested the man and shifted him to police station for further investigation, he added. The district bar association has termed the incident a result of weak security system in the courts. The lawyers boycotted court proceedings on Wednesday and announced to continue the boycott on Thursday.

“Police have failed to provide security to people in the courts. Bringing any type of weapon to district courts is strictly prohibited. Despite having proper security scanners and checking system, the man entered the courts and killed his wife,” said Sohail Sultan, vice president of the district bar association.

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