MANSEHRA: Police has arrested two persons in the alleged murder of a newly-wed girl, a day after her post-mortem report confirmed that she was murdered.

According to an official of the City police station, the murdered girl, Iqra’s husband Hafiz Faizan and his brother Basharat have been arrested. The accused would be produced in the court of a local magistrate to obtain their physical remand.

As per police report, 18-year old Iqra, a resident of Khwajagan area in district Mansehra, died in mysteriously on December 15 only two months after her marriage. The father of the girl lodged a report with police and asked for exhumation of her grave, alleging the in-laws of murdering her daughter. Reportedly, the girl’s family members had seen signs of torture on her body.

The in-laws said that Iqra died of a fatal heart attack, but later changed the statement and said that she had committed suicide. Iqra was laid to rest without performing her postmortem.

The girl’s grave was exhumed on the orders of a local magistrate on December 19, and doctors after taking samples from her body, submitted a medico legal report which confirmed that Iqra was strangled to death.

Courtesy: TNN

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