A Pakistani imam being sought by police confessed to chopping his wife into 10 pieces because she refused to wear a veil and for sending their children to a non-religious school, the Clarion Project website reports today (August 26, 2013).
Muhammad Sharif, 42, of Bakkhal Bhir, Pakistan was the prayer leader at his neighborhood mosque and also gave Quran lessons in his home. Sharif was known to be short-tempered; his wife, Farzana Bibi, was often the victim of his physical abuse.
Although Bibi wore an abaya (a long cloak), Sharif insisted that she cover her face with a veil when she left the house, making the Islamic ritual a constant source of friction.
Police found Bibi's body not far from their house. They also found the murder weapon along with a confession written by Sharif stating that killing Bibi was "the best way to punish his wife for rebelling against Allah's orders."