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Tuesday Nov 12 2019

Gujranwala man strikes wife with brick on the head, killing her over 'domestic spat'

GUJRANWALA: A man on Monday struck his wife with a brick on her head during what police termed was a "domestic spat" and killed her.

According to authorities, the murder took place in the Ibrahim Park neighbourhood in the Jinnah Road police station's jurisdiction. The deceased's husband — identified as Babar — was reportedly under influence and had fled after killing his wife, they added.

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Gujranwala police further noted that the deceased, Mariyam, and Babar had gotten married eight years ago and that the suspect was an addict. When a fight broke out between them earlier today, he violently attacked her before slamming her head with a brick and killing her, they said.

The woman died on the spot, police said, adding that they have registered a first information report (FIR) on behalf of the deceased's brother.


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