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Two women shot dead for ‘honour’ in Mardan

Updated May 26, 2014

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MARDAN: Two women were killed for ‘honour’ in Katlang area of Mardan here on Sunday, police said.

The officials of Katlang police station said that the alleged killers identified as Amjid Ali and his brother Mohammad Ali entered the house of one Falak Naz and shot dead his daughter-in-law (N) on the spot. They said that the accused, Amjid, had also killed his own wife hours before that.

Police officials claimed that Amjid suspected that his wife had illicit relations with the husband of the slain woman (N) who was also residing adjacent to his house.

They said that Amjad, accompanied by his brother, first shot dead his own wife and then moved to kill her alleged paramour whose name was also Amjid, but that the latter remained unhurt while his wife (N) was killed in the firing.

The police have registered FIR on the complaint of Falak Naz, father-in-law of the slain women, against the two brothers.

TRADERS PROTEST: Traders of various markets held a demonstration in front of Mardan Press Club to protest against the increasing incidents of extortion and kidnapping and inaction of the district administration to apprehend the culprits.

Led by Aman Jirga, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, general secretary Arshid Manan, the traders demanded of the district administration to provide them security and launch a crackdown on those involved in heinous crimes.

Published in Dawn, May 26th, 2014