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Pakistan woman axed to death by husband for delay in serving tea

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Failure to serve a cup of tea on time to her husband has cost a 23-year-old Hindu woman her life in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said today.

The incident took place on late 23 June when Nagji Kolhi returned from work and asked for a cup of tea from his wife, Keeso Kolhi, police said.

When she didn't give him the tea on time he got angry and axed her to death in the presence of his minor children, they said.

On the complaint of the woman's father, the local police registered a case.

The accused himself surrendered to the police and said he had committed the crime in a fit of anger, police said.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Hindu Council condemned the incident. The chief patron of the council, Ramesh Kumar said the news of the incident was disturbing for the Hindu community as the deceased was the mother of two minor girls.

"We are gathering more information as the incident took place in a remote area of Tando Bhag. We plan to educate our community about discouraging such acts," he said.

Sindh has the largest population of the nearly 300 million Hindus in Pakistan specially in the remote areas of the province.


First published: 24 June 2016, 9:11 IST