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Wednesday Nov 13 2019

Karachi woman who electrocuted husband to death confesses to crime

KARACHI: A woman who electrocuted her husband to death last week confessed to her crime on Tuesday and was sent to jail on a judicial remand.

The woman — identified as Asma — recorded her confession statement in the Karachi City Court and told the court that she had killed her husband, Shah Zaman Surki, in order to escape.

In her statement, she explained that she sought help from her friend and accomplice, Deedar Bhatti, and planned the murder with him. She first gave her husband sleeping pills at their residence in Orangi Town's Pirabad neighbourhood after which she electrocuted him to death, she noted.

The late Shah Zaman Surki hailed from Jacobabad.

Once the statement was recorded, the judicial magistrate for District West sent her to jail on a judicial remand.

According to police, an electric wire was used as the murder weapon.

Earlier, on Friday, Asma had been handed over to the police on a four-day remand when she was presented in the court after the deceased's brother alleged that the suspect — now the accused — had killed her husband with the help of her friends.

The court had also ordered that the suspect be questioned in the presence of a woman station house officer (SHO) and that, as the suspect was pregnant, her health would be taken care of on humanitarian grounds.