A 20-year old girl, Meerzadi, was gunned down by her father in Badin district's Haji Soomro area for 'honour', Dawn learnt on Monday morning.

Talking to Dawn.com, Mohammad Ibrahim Soomro, the accused who surrendered to Tando Bago police, claimed that he had killed his daughter for honour. "My daughter had married Mohammad Ayub Rajar from Mirpurkhas without our consent six months ago," Soomro said.

Anwer Ali Leghari, station house officer (SHO) Tando Bago, confirmed that the murder was an "honour killing", adding that a first information report was being registered on the complaint of Allah Bux Soomro, the brother of the murdered girl.

The body of the deceased girl was handed over to her relatives after her post-mortem examination.

According to residents of the area, Meerzadi's brothers and father had taken her with them under the false promise that they would marry the couple off in a traditional manner.

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