CHARSADDA/MANSEHRA: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly strangulated by her father with the help of his teenage son in the name of honour in Prang village of Charsadda.

Separately, a man was killed on Sunday also allegedly in the name of honour by the relatives of the girl the victim’s brother had married without consent of her family in Pulrah area of Mansehra.

In Charsadda, police claimed to have arrested both the suspects when they were burying the body of the killed girl. They said that the girl was killed by her father and brother when she returned home after meeting her boyfriend.

The father of the deceased girl told police during initial investigation that he had warned his daughter to mend her ways and refrain from meeting the boy but she ignored it.

The mother of the girl informed police about the incident. Police raided the place and arrested the man and his son when they were burying the body of the deceased girl.

The body was sent for postmortem and police registered an FIR against the father and his son at Prang police station.

In Mansehra, the victim was on his way home after attending a marriage ceremony in a nearby village when he was shot dead by a group of armed assailants.

The body was taken to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital for autopsy and later handed over to family.

According to Pulrah police, a younger brother of the deceased had married a girl without permission of her family, which led to his killing by the girl’s family.

A similar incident occurred in Kaghan valley the other day when two brothers were shot dead by the family of the girl their third brother had married with.

Meanwhile, body of an elderly man was found at a hotel here.

Mir Zaman, 65, resident of Garhi Habibullah, had stayed for a night at the hotel near the bus terminal.

However, he was found dead in his room when a waiter went in.

The police shifted the body to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital for medical examination.

The city police lodged FIR and began investigation to ascertain the exact cause of the death.

Published in Dawn, May 1st, 2017

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