Gilgit, October 2: Investigations into the violent death of 21 year old Shagufta, mother of a 3-month old child, have taken a new turn, based on new evidences. Initially the death was portrayed as a suicide by her in-laws. Later investigation , however, led to the suspicions that she may have been killed. Police has also made two arrests in this regard.
According to sources, a final postmortem report is still awaited from Lahore.
Police officials have, however, obtained physical remand of the two arrested people – Shagufta’s husband Nasir Hussain and his brother, from a civil judge in Gilgit on Tuesday.
Police officials connected to the investigations have also told our Gilgit correspondent that the death seems to have been caused by coercion and physical violence, not suicide.
Shagufta, a resident of Gojal Valley, had married Nasir Hussain from Ganish (Central Hunza) last year.
Family members of Nasir Hussain, however, are saying that the death was caused by suicide, not murder. “It is a great loss for our family and the family of our Bhabi. She was just like our sisters”, Imtiaz Hussain Bercha, a relative of Nasir Hussain told Pamir Times in a message.