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Pak man kills wife on wedding night after discovering she is not a virgin

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: April 8, 2016 | Updated on: April 8, 2016

28-year-old husband strangled his 19-year-old bride to death with the cotton twine of a salwar suit.

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Jacobabad: In a shocking incident, a husband allegedly killed his teenage wife on the wedding night, after he found that she was not a virgin. The incident happened in Jacobabad district of Pakistan's Sindh province, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

19-year-old newly wed bride Khanzadi Lashari’s dead body was found lying on the bed. Her husband, 28-year-old Qalandar Baksh Khokhar, who was also her cousin, strangled her with the cotton twine of a salwar suit.

The deceased’s father became suspicious after he didn’t hear from his daughter and son-in-law. The girl’s family notified the police of the untoward incident.

"The wedding went well, the couple enjoyed the ceremony; but suspicion drew in as the couple left the venue," said the father of the deceased.

The family registered an FIR with the police against Khokhar and his four brothers.

"He was of a sceptic nature and everybody in our family was aware of it; however, we never expected that he could be so dangerous," said the deceased’s brother.

The police traced his mobile number and location. He conceded to the wrongdoing when the police interrogated him. Khokhar has been arrested on charges of murder, under section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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