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Policeman kills three for ‘honour’

TIMERGARA: A police official allegedly killed three people, including his sister-in-law, in the name of honour at Ado village in the jurisdiction of Khall police station here on Saturday.

Sources said that Hidayatullah, a police official, killed his sister-in-law along two men identified as Asghar Khan and his nephew Shah Zeb, residents of Shinkat, on suspicion of their having illicit relation with his sister-in-law. Hidayat later surrendered to the Khall police, saying he could not tolerate any scar on his family’s honour.

Meanwhile, Badshah Umar Khan, brother of Asghar Khan, told the police that Hidayat had called both Asghar Khan and Shah Zeb to his house where he killed them along with a woman and pretended they had illicit relations.

The Khall police registered the case and have started investigations.

In another such case, a youth identified as son of Gul Shah allegedly killed his sister at Banrgi village in the jurisdiction of Talash police station here the other day. The police have registered the case.

PEACE PRIORITY: The newly-posted district police officer, Lower Dir, Nowsher Khan on Saturday said that police alone could not maintain peace and for this purpose people’s support was essential.

Speaking at an open kutcheri at Munda police station here, he appreciated the role of local people in restoration of peace and said that the police department still needed their support.

Earlier, Munda tehsil nazim Humayun Khan and local elders informed the DPO of problems of the area people.

They demanded of the police high-ups to increase staff in all police stations and posts in Jandol.

They also complained about routine traffic jams in bazaars and said the traffic police were least bothered to maintain smooth flow of traffic.

The DPO issued on the spot directives for resolution of the problems.

Published in Dawn, September 24th, 2017