[News] Murder Case of Shagufta from Gojal
October 4, 2012 13 Comments
Shagufta Anum, from Gojal-Gilgit, was allegedly killed by her in laws in Ganish. It was reported that the murder may have been a result of ethnic or religious clash.
Although the death was portrayed as a suicide by her in-laws, the investigation and allegation by her parents later led to suspicions that she may have been killed. The final postmortem report is yet to taken. The Police has obtained physical remand of husband and brother in law of Shagufta, from a civil judge in Gilgit.
Shagufta’s father in his FIR accused the In-Laws of creating a fake suicide case as this was a blatant act of murder. According to him, first the murder was committed and then she was thrown in a trench. The Police officials have also said that according to initial investigations, the death seems as murder and not as suicide.
Shagufta, a resident of Gojal Valley, had married Nasir Hussain from Ganish (Central Hunza) last year. The area has never witnessed such incident of violence but in the recent times, sectarian and ethnic violence has started to seep in the region. It was reported that Nasir’s parents were not happy with this marriage and that was the basic motive behind her murder. Shagufta also left behind a 3 month old daughter.source faultline