LAHORE  -  A mother of three was murdered allegedly by her husband at her house in Shera Kot early on Thursday, police said.

The alleged killer was arrested by police soon after the incident. The body was sent to the morgue for autopsy.

Police identified the deceased as 40-year-old Parveen Bibi, a resident of Ghulam Hussain Colony on Bund Road. The murder suspect named by police as Shahid was sent to the police lockup.

Abdullah, father of the deceased, told the police that his daughter Parveen was attacked by her husband Shahid, a rickshaw driver, as the couple clashed over some domestic dispute on Thursday morning.

The attacker hit his wife in the head with a blunt weapon, police said. As a result, the woman sustained multiple head injuries and was rushed to Jinnah Hospital where she expired later.

Abdullah also told the police that the alleged killer was trying to load the blood-soaked victim into his rickshaw when his sons reached there. They made hue and cry and alerted the police by phone. The injured woman was rushed to hospital by her brothers but she succumbed to wounds.

The police later registered a murder case against the alleged killer on the complaint of Abdullah, father of the deceased and launched the investigation.

The murder of woman was reported a day after an acid attacker was arrest on Wednesday. Police official Naveed Irshad told reporters that the accused was arrested in Baghbanpura for attacking his fiancée after engagement split over an issue.

The 23-year-old victim, Aleeza, has been battling for life at a hospital in Lahore. According to hospital officials, she sustained serious burns on her face and arms. Her condition was said to be very serious till late Wednesday.

In May, a schoolteacher sustained serious burns after an unidentified motorcyclist unleashed an acid attack on her in broad daylight in Lahore’s Green Town. The government in recent years amended the laws to introduce harsher punishments for the convicts in acid attacks. But such brutal attacks continue to take place even in urban parts of the country.