LARKANA: Sindhi artist Samina Sindhu was killed on Tuesday allegedly by the accused Tariq Ahmed Jatoi while she was serenading the gathering during a festive ceremony at the Kanga village.The police have registered first information report (FIR) against the accused on the application of Ashique Ali, husband of the deceased artist. The applicant stated that the accused asked his wife to sing the songs while standing but she refused him saying that she was pregnant. Upon her rejection, he opened fire on her. She was rushed to the Chandka Hospital but she couldn’t survive. Her husband has demanded that the FIR should mention that the man who shot her and two of his accomplices are accused of double murder: that of the woman and her unborn child.Her funeral prayers were offered at Jinnah Bagh where large numbers of artists were present. Artists held a protest demonstration by placing the body of the deceased at the front of SSP office. While talking to media, Shabana Sindhu, Kanwal, Ashiq Samo, Aziz Sangi and others claimed that instead of the accused police have arrested musicians and tortured them. They demanded ‘independent’ investigation and warned if the accused were not arrested then they would again lodge a protest.Meanwhile, the police have arrested the main accused. Larkana SSP has suspended Kanga SHO Liaquat Ali Khajar and appointed Hazoor Bux Junejo as new SHO. Published in Daily Times, April 12th 2018.