A mother of four was allegedly gunned down by her brother on Thursday in Mehmood Panhwar village near near Shikarpur, Sindh, in what police said they were treating as an 'honour killing'.

Muhammad Hajan Gadani, the SHO of the local police station, told reporters that a divorcee, identified as Sheharbano, was shot dead with a shotgun by her brother, Abdullah Panhwar, who was assisted by unknown men.

Gadani further stated that the victim had been divorced around eight or 10 years ago by her husband, who had accused her and a relative of 'karo-kari'. However, the matter had been settled soon after the incident and the victim had taken up residence with her brother, Abdullah.

However, the brother on Thursday murdered his sister due to “criticism of her character" by members of a rival group from the Panhwar clan, the SHO said.

Police had handed over the body of the deceased to her relatives after conducting a postmortem examination at the Taluka Hospital, Lakhi Ghulam Shah.

No FIR had been registered or arrest made till the filling of this story.

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