In a fit of rage, she proceeded to kill her mother.
A Pakistani teenager reportedly killed her mother for confiscating her mobile phone in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, on February 2, 2021.
The murder took place in Kotha, a village in Swabi district.
DSP Topi Iftikhar Khan explained that officers discovered a woman’s body inside her house. The woman was identified as Bahar Bibi.
Khan further explained that the woman’s teenage daughter was missing, the furniture was scattered around, and gold jewellery also disappeared, giving the impression of an armed robbery attempt.
The police initially registered an FIR against the deceased woman’s husband and later formed a team to find the missing daughter and investigate the murder.
As it was a blind case, police started the investigation by checking the girl’s phone, which offered some important clues about what really happened.
They found out that the 14-year-old girl was in constant touch with her cousin named Arshad Iqbal, who lived in Rawalpindi.
DSP Khan said:
“We found that she had been in constant touch with her cousin, Arshad Iqbal, who lives in Rawalpindi.
“We detained him from Pindi… the arrest helped us unravel the mystery.
“Arshad told police investigators that he had received a call from the girl on the day of the incident.
“He rushed to receive her when she told him that she had left her home for good.”
However, once he discovered the murder, he panicked and left the girl at his sister’s home in Nowshera, leaving for Rawalpindi alone.
The Pakistani teenager was later taken into custody by the authorities, where she explained her love affair with her cousin, Arshad Iqbal, adding that they used to talk over the phone.
When the mother discovered the affair, she scolded her and took away her phone.
Based on her confession, in a fit of rage, she proceeded to kill her mother.
She first shot her in the back using her father’s firearm and then stabbed her to death.
The girl later collected the jewellery and ran away, hoping her cousin would take her with him to Rawalpindi.
DSP Khan said:
“She is a child. And her mother believed taking away the phone would nip the affair in the bud.
“It didn’t. Instead, it triggered the teen out of her mind and in a fit of rage, she killed her mother.”