CHAKWAL: Two women were killed apparently in the name of honour in separate incidents, sources said on Tuesday.

A man shot his married sister dead in Thaneel Fatohi village located in the Saddar police area.

According to the villagers and police, the woman eloped with a man of Thaneel Fatohi village a few years ago and they had three children.

But the women and her family reached reconciliation recently.

“After the reconciliation she phoned her brother and asked him to visit her and her children,” a village elder told Dawn.

He added that the brother of the woman came to her house and spent a night there.

“In the morning he opened fire on his sister killing her on the spot,” the villager added.

The husband of the woman is already in jail in murder case.

The second incident occurred in Laiti village located in the area of Tamman police station where two brothers allegedly throttled their niece to death for the sake of honour.

According to investigating officer Khalid Mehmood, the 18-year-old girl ran away with a boy a few weeks ago and her family members traced her and brought her back.

“The girl’s father was not present at his home as he worked out of Chakwal. At his behest his two brothers strangled the girl as they were angry on her elopement and they also feared that she might elope again,” the IO told Dawn.

“We have arrested the father of the girl and are trying our best to trace the other accused,” the IO maintained.

Published in Dawn, December 20th, 2017

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