An FIR was registered on June 29 under Section 302 by victims sister Mahwish.
The first investigation report states the case was registered by the sister Mahwish Zahra, who accused the brother-in-law. She stated he murdered her sister Sadaf Zahra Naqvi and is covering up as a suicide.
Mahwish informed the police that she received a call from Ali at 2 pm telling her that Sadaf had done something to herself. She rushed to her sister’s place with her mother and her husband. The house is located in Yousuf Colony.
The front door was opened by Ali Salman Alvi upon their arrival. The rest of the doors were locked from inside.
They were taken to Sadaf’s room by Alvi and they found Zahra hanging by the ceiling fan with her neck tied with a bedsheet. A ladder was also found laying nearby.
Mahwish took her sister off the ceiling fan and untied her but she was already dead. She accused Alvi of murdering her sister.
Mahwish complained that her sister was subject to physical violence and torture multiple times over the years. He was warned several times but he did not pay any heed.
The autopsy report is still awaited. The cause of death will be confirmed after the report is received. The report will determine if Sadaf Zahra was a victim of domestic violence.
Justice For Zahra
The issue is highlighted on social media and Justice for Zahra has started trending.
Digital Rights Foundation Director Nighat Dad said
Sadaf who did an entire thread on domestic violence was a victim of domestic abuse herself and on June 29th her dead body was found at her place. In the same thread she said she will be participating in #AuratMarch for herself, her daughter & future generations. Read & weep.
Journalist Asma Shirazi also reacted she wrote
I was shocked & numbed the moment I got to know abt incident & FIR,not just myself but media group I’m working with strictly condemned & terminated accused. Read Sadaf’s thread in morning whom I never met but am heartbroken. #RIPSadaf Justice must prevail #JusticeForZahra