Police have arrested a woman in Pakistan on suspicion of murdering her husband, chopping his body to pieces and boiling it in a bid to get rid of the evidence. Zainab Bibi, 42, allegedly told authorities she killed her husband Ahmad Abbas because he tried to sexually assault her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
She told police she sedated her husband by mixing sleeping pills in his tea and strangled him with rope before dismembering him. [IMG] Macabre murder: Zainab Bibi has given an interview with Pakistan television, where she admitted to killing, chopping up and cooking her husband Police say they discovered her plot after neighbours complained about a bad smell coming from her home.
Bibi’s 22-year-old nephew, Zaheer Ahmed, has also been arrested in connection with dismembering Abbas’s body. Pakistan’s ARY News spoke to Bibi from her cell at the Shah Faisal police station, where she said: ‘I killed my husband before he dared to touch my daughter.’ The alarm was raised by Bibi’s landlord, Behzad, who lives on the ground floor of the two-storey Green Town house.
He was so upset by the bad cooking smells coming from upstairs that he went up to complain. [h=2]’It occurred to me that if I cooked the body in parts with spices and aromatic ingredients that would curb the stench. 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’
Police claim that he found Bibi at the stove, cooking a korma with flesh from her husbands arm and leg – because she believed it was the only way to practically dispose of his body. Pakistani paper The Express Tribune said Bibi had been living at the house with her 17-year-old daughter Sonia and Mr Abbas, who she five years ago and who used to be Sonia’s teracher when she was at school.
Bibi was quoted in the paper as saying: ‘When he finally died, I felt shudders of fear for the first time. I didnt have the courage to approach his body for the next half an hour. It occurred to me that if I cooked the body in parts with spices and aromatic ingredients that would curb the stench.’ But she insisted she had no plans to eat the resulting dish, or to feed it to others, adding:
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.’ Bibi claims she had stopped Mr Abbas from molesting her daughter on several occasions, admitting that he had never actually laid a hand on her but had said suggestive things about her when he was drunk. The rest of Mr Abbas’s body was found in an aluminum trunk on the premise.