Karachi: Pakistani police on Thursday arrested a
woman who had killed her husband and was attempting to cook
his body parts after he planned to marry another woman without
The police arrested Zainab Bibi, 32, and her nephew
Zaheer, 22, in the Shah Faisal colony of Pakistan`s southern
megacity Karachi, and recovered the bowl of flesh she planned
to cook, said police chief for the area Nadeem Baig.
"They killed Ahmed Abbas, Zainab`s husband, and chopped
his body into pieces and were about to cook the flesh in a
bowl," he said, adding that the knife with which they
killed the man had been recovered.
Television networks showed gruesome footage of the human
flesh in a bowl ready for the stove.
A neighbour had alerted the police and investigations were
ongoing, said Baig.
"There could be two factors behind her intention to cook
the husband. One is to destroy the evidence and the other
could be her immense hatred against him," over his plan to
marry another woman, he said.
According to family law in the Islamic country, a man has
get permission from his first wife before his second marriage,
but the law is rarely observed.