Pattan, Sheikh Saleem,Aug 23, CNS: Mysterious death of a pregnant woman sparked protest outside Sub-District Hospital Pattan while protestors alleged that slain woman was put to death by her husband who according to them frequently used to harass her on the one or the other pretext.
Family sources told CNS that Jabeena Akhtar daughter of Muhammad Akbar Dar resident of Goshbugh Pattan was married to one Bashir Ahmed Gashroo of Narbal. “The in-laws used to harass her frequently. We received a phone-call from them on Friday evening that Jabeena has fallen sick. She was unconscious and we brought her to Sub-District Hospital and where doctors declared her brought dead. We were shocked to see marks on her neck which clearly indicated she was hanged to death,” one of relatives of deceased woman told CNS.
The locals staged protest and demanded action against the in-laws of the deceased. They disrupted the traffic by laying the dead body on the road.
Obliging to the demand of the protestors, police conducted post-mortem of the deceased woman and registered a formal case in this regard.
A police official told CNS that they are investigating the matter and are waiting for the post-mortem report.
Meanwhile, the in-laws of the deceased woman refuted the allegations and said that the woman died a natural death. (CNS)