MANSEHRA: A young girl and her alleged paramour were reportedly killed in the name of honour in Ranowali area of Kohistan district recently, and the girl’s body was buried secretly.

However, the police said they had registered a murder case of a young boy, and didn’t confirm whether or not a girl was also killed in the incident.

Zahid Shah, a police official at Puttan police station said that a member of the said family killed the young boy and threw his body in Ranowali area of Kohistan. He said that the body was handed over to family after postmortem at civil hospital in Puttan.

The police official said as there was no mention of any murder of a girl in the name of honour in the FIR they couldn’t confirm the killing. However, he said the police would initiate an inquiry in that regard.

Meanwhile, speaking to media persons, uncle of the victim boy said the alleged murderer first killed his daughter and later shot dead his (the complainant’s) nephew for having illicit relations.

He made the appeal to the KP inspector general of police to order an inquiry to dig out the facts. He said the killer was still at large and should immediately be arrested.

Kohistan district leads in honour related incidents, involving both men and women, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Published in Dawn, July 28th, 2016

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