LAHORE: A teenage girl was shot dead allegedly by her father for ‘honour’ in Burki on Monday.

Police claimed Komal, 18, of Burki Road had gone out of the house without informing her family. When she returned, her father Rehmat questioned her over going out without seeking their permission.

Quoting victim’s mother Razia, police said Komal could not respond to her father’s query at which he went to his room, brought out a gun and shot his daughter dead. He then fled from the scene.

Police shifted the body to the morgue for autopsy and registered a case against Rehmat on the complaint of Razia.

Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Naveed Azam said raids were being conducted to arrest Rehmat and initial investigation revealed the girl was killed for ‘honour’.

FOUND DEAD: A 45-year-old unidentified man was found dead in Nishtar Colony on Monday.

Passersby had spotted a body in the fields near Azam Chowk and alerted police. Police reached the spot and recovered the bullet-riddled body of a man, who was yet to be identified.

Police collected forensic evidence from the crime scene, recorded statements of witnesses and shifted the body to morgue for autopsy.

Nishtar Colony SHO Muhammad Raza said the man had been shot dead by unidentified person(s) and thrown in the field. He said investigation had begun to establish the identity of the man.

Published in Dawn, March 1st, 2016

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