The spot where Saina Parveen was shot at her Bariatu residence on Thursday. Telegraph picture
A young homemaker was shot on Thursday evening around 6 at her parental home in the capital’s Bariatu police station area over a realty dispute.
Saina Parveen (29) was at home with her husband Sheikh Zia-ul when four men stormed inside the Harihar Singh Road residence, had a heated exchange of words with the couple and shot the lady cleanly on her forehead.
Then, even as Parveen slumped on the ground, the four men escaped on the two motorcycles parked outside.
A stunned Zia-ul rushed Parveen to Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) where she was declared brought dead.
Superintendent of police (city) Vipul Shukla confirmed the murder and said a land dispute was the reason behind it. He added that the persons responsible for the killing had also been identified though no one had been caught so far.
“But rest assured, those responsible for the lady’s murder will be arrested soon. The motive is clear,” he said.
According to the husband, Parveen had a three-decimal plot in the fast-developing Chandwe on city outskirts.
The problem started when Parveen, who had promised to sell the land to one Mohammed Mujib, later changed her mind.
Mujib came with his three accomplices Aman, Belal and Khaliq, said Parveen’s husband, who was at the Bariatu police station till late evening. However, he could not say who among the quartet fatally gunned down his wife.
A neighbour, who refused to be named, said a country-made firearm had been used. “It was not a point-blank shot. Whoever fired the bullet was a little distance away, but the shot was aimed perfectly,” he said.
An officer at Bariatu police station said that it appeared the Mujib and his henchmen had come to know why Parveen refused to sell her land to him as promised before. “But soon, the discussion turned heated. Then, suddenly someone whipped out a firearm and shot the lady, who succumbed to her injury,” he said.
The body has been sent for autopsy at RIMS. The process of filing the FIR had not started when the report was filed.