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Parents suspect foul play as newly wed woman dies at in-laws’ house

Tehreem had love marriage six months ago, her father Shafiq said, adding that she returned to her in-laws’ house from their home at night

By Our Correspondent
February 14, 2024
The wedding was arranged by acquaintances of the bride and groom. — AFP/File
The wedding was arranged by acquaintances of the bride and groom. — AFP/File

KARACHI: A newlywed woman died under mysterious circumstances at her husband’s house in the Old City area on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at a house in the Garden Shoe Market area. Her body was taken to the Civil Hospital, Karachi, where she was later identified as 17-year-old Tehreem, daughter of Shafiq. Tehreem had a love marriage six months ago, her father Shafiq said, adding that she returned to her in-laws’ house from their home at night.

A phone call came from the in-laws in the morning, stating that Tehreem had lost consciousness. When her father went to his daughter’s in-laws’ house in the morning, she was in a critical condition. “Tehreem’s in-laws were unhappy with the marriage,” claimed Shafiq.

The police stated that they were waiting for the postmortem report. Tehreem’s mother claimed that marks of torture were found on her head and body, adding that the in-laws tried to conceal facts by providing false information.

Tehreem’s death occurred not at 7 am, but at night. The parents claimed that the in-laws objected to the marriage, which led to the matter being taken to the office of a political group. Tehreem’s marriage was arranged again upon the insistence of the in-laws.

They also objected to the dowry and pressured for its reduction. The parents vowed to take legal action.