GUJRAT: Italian-Pakistani woman, Sana Cheema, who was reportedly killed in a so-called case of ‘honour killing’ was apparently strangled to death, revealed a forensic report on Wednesday.
According to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory report, Sana’s neck bone was broken.
On April 24, it was reported that Sana was assassinated by her very own father, brother, and uncle over ‘honour’.
Police said that the 26-year-old woman’s family had termed her death a mere ‘accident’ and buried the body in West Mangowal area of District Gujrat on April 18.
According to police, Sana’s father, identified as Ghulam Mustafa, wanted his daughter to marry his relative, while Sana had plans to marry in Italy.
Sana’s father then took on board his son, Adnan Mustafa, and brother, Mazhar Iqbal, and plotted a plan to assassinate her a day before she was expected to return to Italy.
On April 25, her body was disinterred and samples were sent for post-mortem and further investigations.
Surprisingly, documents had also surfaced proving that Sana was taken to hospital on April 11 seeking treatment for blood pressure and stomach ache. The police received doctor’s prescription, along with certain hospital and medical store bills.
Regarding the criticality of this issue, drew attention from the Italian foreign ministry who was willing to cooperate with Pakistani authorities over the grave issue.
Moreover, the case also reaped attention on social media and people in Italy posted pictures demanding #JusticeforSana and #TruthforSana.