In another shameless harrowing murder in a public gathering, Samina Sindhu was shot dead by 22-year-old Tariq Jaoi on a private function in Larkana. Both Samina and her husband Aashiq Somoo earned their living by performing on events – Samina sang while Aashiq played harmonium. They were performing at the Aqeeqa ceremony of sons of the reader of the session court judge Niaz Junejo when Niaz asked her to stand up and dance while singing. Samina, who was 6 months pregnant with her first child, refused to do so as due to her condition, it was difficult for her. Her refusal triggered Niaz and he fueled the murderer Tariq Jatoi that ‘he just sat there and watched when Samina refused his demand’
Jatoi shot her thrice, bullets piercing through her body. The video went viral on social media that show the incident. Samina can be seen standing and then falling on the stage. She was taken to Chandka Hospital and was declared dead on arrival.
POLICE BEATED OTHER PERFORMING MEMBERS AND TO MONEY FROM THEM
According to her husband Aashiq, SHO Liaquat Ali was also present at the gathering, drunk and out of his senses. He says that the murder happened in front of the police while they remained inert. He was denied an FIR as well by Kanga Police, calling it an ‘accidental murder’.
They protested in front of SHO’s office but no one listened. They then protested in front of the press club the next day. After the matter was brought to notice by media, SHO was suspended by SSP Tanveer Tunio.
Aashiq also blames that when Samina was shot, she was taken to hospital some men. After they left, some people belonging to the police beat the remaining members of their performing group, snatching 35000 rupees from them.
SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITY REACTING:
A repeated pattern of attacking the artist community has been an unfortunate trend we have recently witnessed. Previously Mardan stage and drama artists sumbul was shot dead by men in her house because she refused to come with them for a performance back in February. In March, famous stage performer Sitara Baig was allegedly raped by 7 men in Lahore and police denied her right of registering a case. Later, her sister Kismat Baig was shot dead along with her bodyguard. Kismat died while Ali later informed that the attackers before shooting her said: “We’ll hurt you so bad that you’ll never be able to dance again.” (Source: Samaa News)
Samina’s murder has met a brutal reaction on social media. Here is how people are raising voice against this injustice:
Someone sent me video in which she Stood up despite she didn’t want. She had right to refuse, but he killed the voice.
Govt must take a stern action.
— Veengas (@VeengasJ) April 11, 2018
It is such a terrible shame tht reign of GUNDA GARDI & WADERA RAJ continues in Sindh as six month pregnant singer #SaminaSindhu killed while performing at #Larkana Our worst fears on Gunda & Jungle Raj of #Sindh is confirmed. Shame!
Hang The Killer#JusticeForSaminaSindho pic.twitter.com/jaraHehXsV
— فیصل (@faisaltanoli59) April 11, 2018
— Mushtaq Rajpar (@MushRajpar) April 11, 2018
This is beyond repulsive. #SaminaSindhu, a Sindhi artist, was gunned down during a wedding ceremony for declining dance request in Larkana. Her husband told that Samina was six months pregnant and he wants the shooting to be treated as double homicide. https://t.co/uTSgKjwAen pic.twitter.com/WU12mYP89m
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) April 12, 2018
— Jamal Dawoodpoto (@Dawoodpotojamal) April 11, 2018
#SaminaSindhu ‘murderer’ remanded in police custody for 07-day on judicial remand. Whoever was responsible for the gruesome murder, will not be able to escape the law. We assured #SaminaSindhu's family that the government stood firm with them in this hour of grief.
— Syed Nasir Hussain Shah (@SyedNasirHShah) April 12, 2018
Imagine the poverty that a six months pregnant is compelled to sing for drunk waderaas, imagine the monsters who still force that six months pregnant to dance for them, and shoot to kill when she refuses. Imagine the corrupt Police, forcing husband to withdraw case#SaminaSindhu
— Aqil Malik® (@Aqilmalik24) April 12, 2018
#SaminaSindhu was the breadwinner to her family through local musical performances even in pregnancy. She was shot dead in #Larkana #Sindh by 2 drunk weddinggoers. Culprits have been arrested & let's see if #PPP does justice to the slogan #KhidmatMainSabSayAagaySindh pic.twitter.com/xcNnrW1BaM
— Mona Alam (@MonaAlamm) April 11, 2018
Heartbroken! I have no words after watching the video of murder of #SaminaSindhu How can you kill a human like an animal. Sindh Govt should arrest the culprits. No mercy for such animals.
— صہیب اعوان Sohaib Awan (@SohaibAwanPK) April 12, 2018
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