MANSEHRA: Police in Puttan area of Kohistan arrested three men on Friday for allegedly killing two girls of their family in the name of ‘honour’ and secretly burying their bodies in a graveyard.

According to sources, Haji Ahmad Khan allegedly gunned down his daughter and niece in the wee hours of Friday. His nephews Sher­zada and Noorur Rehman were with him.

The matter was reported to police by some local people after which the three were taken into custody.

During interrogation, they first claimed that the girls had fallen ill and died at night.

When police asked how was it possible that both the girls died together and why did they bury them secretly, Haji Ahmad changed his statement and said that gunshots had been mistakenly fired by one of his nephews which hit the two girls.

The sources said that after hearing the gunshots and noticing some suspicious activities in the house people in the neighbourhood reported the matter to police.

According to a neighbour, Haji Ahmad and his nephews suspected that one of the girls was having an affair with a man and the other of having helped her.

The SHO of Mansehra city police station told reporters that on information provided by the three men police had located the graves of the two girls.

He said he had moved an application requesting a district and sessions judge to allow exhumation of the bodies for post-mortem.

Police have registered a murder case against the three men.

Published in Dawn, March 19th, 2016

Opinion

Law & processions
16 Oct 2021

Law & processions

It is up to the police to impose reasonable conditions on a procession.
Is the party over?
16 Oct 2021

Is the party over?

Many in PTI are concerned how they can hang on till the next elections.
The last fortress
16 Oct 2021

The last fortress

The state wants to use the social media rules to trample on the right to freedom of speech.
Reopening under Covid
15 Oct 2021

Reopening under Covid

It will be a challenge to deal with all students returning to classrooms and maintaining SOPs.

Editorial

16 Oct 2021

Diminishing freedom

DESPITE the serious reservations of digital rights activists and tech companies, the federal government has...
16 Oct 2021

Dirty politics

IN her outburst against Prime Minister Imran Khan this week, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz may not have taken names but...
16 Oct 2021

Decreasing emissions

THE announcement by SAPM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam that carbon emissions in the country came down by 9pc...
No need for NAB
Updated 15 Oct 2021

No need for NAB

THE National Accountability Bureau has sent instructions to its regional bureaus to stop processing cases that fall...
Forced conversions
Updated 15 Oct 2021

Forced conversions

THE majoritarian view has once again prevailed in the matter of bringing about legislation against forced conversion...
15 Oct 2021

Transgender rights

MEMBERS of the transgender community in the country are often at the receiving end of both their families’ and...