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MANSEHRA: The bodies of a man and a woman were found from a forest in Thathi area here on Tuesday.

“We have found the bodies of a man and his aunt, who had fled their houses some two weeks ago in Swabi,” Ayaz Khan, DSP (central), told reporters.

The bodies of the man, 30, and the woman, 40, were found in the mountains in the limits of Khaki police station, and police shifted them to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital for autopsy.

DSP Khan said preliminary investigation revealed that the man had illicit relations with his widowed aunt, stated to be mother of five, and fled with her.

He said the elder brother of the deceased was following them since they fled the homes, and shot them dead when he spotted the two, and dumped their bodies at a deserted place.

The DSP said mother-in-law of the deceased woman had lodged FIR with Kalu Khan police station in Swabi after she eloped with the man some two weeks ago.

He said bodies were handed over to the families after completing medico legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, March 14th, 2018