When they reached the destination, Ambreen strangled her sister to death
Ambreen Bibi is accused of murdering her the sister, Bushra Bibi who suffered from mental illness.
On Monday, February 18, 2019, a man identified as Rashid, from Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan, was arrested for his involvement in the killing.
He admitted to the crime but also explained that two other people were the ringleaders, one of which was the victim’s sister Ambreen Bibi.
Ambreen, along with her husband, Ali Imran, and Rashid, killed her sister because of her mental health issues They then dumped her body in a canal.
The incident came to light on September 17, 2018, when the body of a woman was recovered from the Shireen Canal in the Moza Moosa Kanju area.
The victim was identified as Bushra Bibi, a resident of Rahim Yar Khan.
Initially, the police stated that she committed suicide, however, after examining the body further, it was discovered that she was murdered.
Police officers took Rashid into custody as they suspected he was involved in the crime.
According to police, Rashid worked as the driver of Ambreen Bibi and he mentioned that she worked as a headmistress at a private school.
Rashid explained that the victim was suffering from a mental illness and her family members were facing problems due to her unstable condition.
Ambreen felt that the only way to get rid of the problems was to get rid of her sister. She and her husband decided to murder her.
On the day of the incident, Rashid, Bibi and Ali took the victim to a secluded location in a car.
When they reached the destination, Ambreen strangled her sister to death.
After murdering her, they dumped her body in the canal. The three perpetrators then fled the scene.
After admitting to his involvement in the murder, Rashid has been remanded in custody.
A case has been registered against the suspects and efforts are being made to arrest Ambreen Bibi and her husband.
This case is an extreme example of the stigma that surrounds the subject of mental health in Pakistan.
Physical health is given more priority in Pakistan over mental health.
Younger people suffering from mental health issues often are difficult to understand. Help and support is very limited.
Therefore, they are forced to deal with the issues alone. Parents, especially illiterate, do not see as a health problem.
Families sometimes think they are mad or possessed rather than getting help. Often, it is kept quiet from the public eye.
This case of one woman murdering her sister because of her mental illness very extreme. Because if the right help was sought, it’s possible her sister would still be alive.