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Teenage girl killed for ‘honour’

A student of FSc, the girl had eloped with her neighbour (I), following which an application was lodged by her father with the Civil Secretariat Police Station on Feb 18, accusing the boy of abducting her. — Illustration by Khuda Bux Abro
A student of FSc, the girl had eloped with her neighbour (I), following which an application was lodged by her father with the Civil Secretariat Police Station on Feb 18, accusing the boy of abducting her. — Illustration by Khuda Bux Abro

MUZAFFARABAD: A teenage girl was shot dead by her cousin here on Saturday allegedly in the name of honour.

A student of FSc, the girl had eloped with her neighbour (I), following which an application was lodged by her father with the Civil Secretariat Police Station on Feb 18, accusing the boy of abducting her.

Police arrested the couple in Rawalpindi and produced them before a court here on Feb 25.

The boy was sent to the lock-up and the girl was set free.

On Saturday forenoon, the girl's cousin Raja Babar allegedly shot her in the head, SHO Ansar said. She died on way to hospital.

Babar surrendered himself to police along with the weapon used in the crime and he had been charged with homicide, the SHO said.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2015

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