A Pakistani woman has been arrested on suspicion that she killed her husband, chopped up his body parts, and boiled parts of the deceased man’s body in an attempt to conceal the evidence.
The woman, 32-year-old Zainab Bibi, allegedly told authorities that she killed her husband by mixing sleeping pills into his tea and strangling him with a rope. However, some news agencies have been reporting that Bibi’s former husband, Ahmad Abbas, was stabbed to death.
Bibi was arrested for the murder on Tuesday and is being held by the Karachi police. She told the police that she had killed her husband in an attempt to protect her 17-year-old daughter from sexual abuse.
She told the Pakistani ARY News, “I killed my husband before he dared to touch my daughter.”
Apparently, Abbas had planned to divorce his wife and marry her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
“It occurred to me that if I cooked the body in parts with spices and aromatic ingredients that would curb the stench,” Bibi told Pakistan’s Express Tribune.
“I had a plan to do away with the cooked stuff by throwing it in a gutter. I would say to people that it had spoiled,” she added.
Bibi was caught after neighbors had expressed a disorderly scent emanating from her home.
Police recovered a cooking bowl with human flesh
Her 22-year-old cousin, Zaheer Ahmed, is facing accusations that he aided Bibi in stabbing Abbas to death and mutilating his body into pieces.
Domestic violence is a common occurrence in Pakistan, however, it is unclear if Abbas was violent toward his former wife.
Police Chief Nadeem Baig said that the motives behind Bibi cooking her husband may have stemmed from an immense hatred toward him as well as an attempt to conceal the evidence.
In a televised interview Bibi did not express regret for her actions because they were to protect her daughter.
She is currently awaiting a murder charge.