SHC stays exhumation of Jamshoro stoning death victim

Jamshoro: Father of a victim allegedly stoned to death in Jamshoro, Wazeera Chachaar, on Monday challenged a lower court order to exhume the body of his daughter in Hyderabad circuit bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC).

The top provincial court issued notices to all parties in the case for July 27 and summoned a detailed report into the matter from Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh, Superintendent of Police (SP) Jamshoro and other concerned investigation officials.

The father of the victim appealed to the SHC to halt a process to exhume the body of the stoning death victim.

It is pertinent to mention here that District and Sessions Judge, Jamshoro on July 14 granted a request by police to exhume the body of a woman who was allegedly stoned to death in the district. He directed that the body be exhumed in the presence of Judicial Magistrate, Sehwan as per the law.

The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jamshoro had written a letter to the District and Sessions Judge, requesting permission to exhume the body of the alleged stoning victim’s body for medical examination.

He stated in the letter that according to the deceased woman’s autopsy report, she was pregnant and sexually abused. He requested the judge to grant permission for the exhumation of her body for DNA sampling to ascertain the facts.

On June 27, the Motorway Police found a mutilated body of an unknown woman with severe head injuries from the Indus Highway in the limits of Police Station Chachaar.

The Motorway Police referred the matter to the Police Station Chachaar, where the deceased was identified as Wazeera Chachaar, a resident of nearby Wadda Chachaar village.

A post-mortem report on the body of the deceased had earlier confirmed that severe torture was inflicted on her, which led to her death. According to the report, the alleged stoning victim had a fractured skull with her neck and facial bones broken, which severely affected her brain.

Moreover, there were severe injuries all over the woman’s body, according to the autopsy which was conducted 12 hours after her death. It concluded that head injuries resulted in her death.