Khanzadi Lashari (left), 19, was dressed in her bridal suit when her husband Qalandar Baksh Khokhar (right), 28, also her cousin, killed her on their wedding night
Qalandar Baksh Khokhar strangled his Teenage bride, Khanzadi Lashari, to death on their honeymoon in Pakistan ‘after he found out she was not a virgin’
A newly married husband has been accused of strangling his teenage bride to death on their wedding night – after he found out that she was not a virgin. Khanzadi Lashari, 19, was dressed in her bridal suit when her husband Qalandar Baksh Khokhar, 28, also her cousin, allegedly killed her on their wedding night, in Jacobabad district of Sindh, Pakistan.
Khanzadi’s father, Lal Mohammad Lashari, 60, became suspicious after he didn’t hear from his daughter and son-in-law after the wedding and failed to get any response when he reached their house. Khanzadi’s brother Ali Sher Lashari, 37, filed an FIR against Qalandar and his four brothers accusing them of strangling his sister to death.
He said: ‘Qalandar was of a sceptic nature and everyone in our family knew about it but we never thought he could be so dangerous that we’d lose our sister.’
Ali added that all was well at the wedding ceremony on March 30 but became suspicious after the couple left the venue.
Qalandar was caught the next day with a bullet to his leg and arrested, after the police traced his mobile number and location. Khanzadi Lashari is pictured above
‘The wedding went well and everyone including the couple enjoyed the ceremony,’ he said. ‘It took place with their mutual consent and we didn’t notice any negativity in Qalandar Baksh.’ Qalandar was caught the next day with a bullet to his leg and arrested, after the police traced his mobile number and location.
Police took him straight to Civil Hospital Police Ward, in Jacobabad, where his wounds were treated before taking him into custody. Superintendent Sajjad Khokhar, 46, of the Civil Line Police Station, said: ‘Qalandar has admitted that he killed his wife with the cotton twine of her salwar suit for not being a virgin and fled from there.’
He added that he has been ch