Five days after she was reportedly given triple talaq over phone by her Dubai-based husband, a 30-year-old woman was shot dead while she was returning home on a tempo in Shahaganj area of Jaunpur district on Tuesday. Mohammad Mannan, husband of the woman Irfana, is working as a labourer in Dubai.
An FIR has been lodged against Mannan’s elder brother Danish and younger brother Mustakeem on murder charges at the Shahaganj police station on a complaint by the victim’s brother, Abu Zar of Azamgarh. No arrest has been made so far.
Jai Prakash Singh, Station House Officer, Shahaganj police station, said that when Irfana was on way home on a tempo on Tuesday afternoon and the vehicle halted at Mullahpur village, two youths came on a motorcycle and shot at Irfana. Frightened passengers and driver of the tempo escaped while the assailants managed to flee.
Police rushed the injured woman to the hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. Three empty cartridges were recovered from the spot.
“Preliminary inquiry revealed that five days ago, Mannan gave triple talaq to Irfana over phone from Dubai. Irfana was been living with ther husband and two minor daughters in a rented house at Khetasari locality. Mannan went to Dubai a year ago,” said Singh.
Circle Officer, Shahaganj area, Ajay Kumar Srivastava said, “No one has come forward to be a witness in the case.”
Abu Zar said in his complaint that Danish and Mustakeem threatened his sister recently, said Srivastava.