A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country’s dismal public health standards.
Police said the murder took place in a village near the epicenter of the outskirts of Larkana city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, where thousands have been screened in the last month.
The victim – a 32-year-old mother of four – tested positive in recent days, according to a local police officer, with her husband accusing her of having an extramarital affair.
“This morning the husband strangled (the victim) with a rope and then hung her from a tree outside his home, “Roshan Ali ̵
1; a police officer in Shikarpur – duty AFP, adding that the suspect was now in custody.
Shikarpur district police chief Sajid Sadozai confirmed the incident, saying an investigation into the killing was o ngoing and the suspect had been booked on murder charges.