Mumbai man stabs to death brother’s pregnant wife 16 times
According to the police, the victim, Nikat Shaikh, 24, lived in Nasima Apartment in Takipada with her husband — a taxi drivermumbai Updated: Oct 17, 2017 00:07 IST
A man allegedly murdered his pregnant sister-in-law by stabbing her 16 times and injured another woman who intervened on Monday. According to the police, the killer is absconding while a case of murder has been registered with the Nalasopara police.
According to the police, the victim, Nikat Shaikh, 24, lived in Nasima Apartment in Takipada with her husband — a taxi driver. On Monday afternoon, Nikat,who was two months pregnant, was with her friend, Noori Parveen Mohammed Shaikh, 22, when her brother-in-law, Salman Habibullah Ismail Shaikh, who lived in the opposite apartment barged into her flat, whipped out a knife and chased Nikat out of her flat before stabbing her 16 times, according to witnesses. When Noori intervened, Salman slit her fingers and ran away, said a police officer.
According to the police, Nikat’s brother alleged that the murder was pre-planned as on Sunday night, the victim’s mother-in-law left the flat and lived with her other son and a few months ago they had twice registered a case against the family for dowry harassment.
The body has been sent for a post mortem while Noori has been admitted in a private hospital for her injuries, said the police. “A case of murder and assault has been registered against Salman who is absconding and we do not know the motive behind the murder, but personal enmity could be one of the reasons,” said an officer,
First Published: Oct 17, 2017 00:07 IST