Bride killed during wedding

Published October 12, 2018
Uzma Bibi was shot and killed allegedly by a man she refused to marry. ─ AFP/File
Uzma Bibi was shot and killed allegedly by a man she refused to marry. ─ AFP/File

ATTOCK: A woman was shot and killed during her wedding on Wednesday, allegedly by a man she had refused to marry.

The victim, identified as Uzma Bibi, was engaged to her cousin Bilal Ahmed, her mother Shehnaz Bibi said.

Uzma and her family were at her in-laws’ house in Golra for the mehndi ceremony when she was shot by a man with a 9mm pistol, who said he was taking revenge for her refusal to marry him.

Uzma was shot in the right shoulder from behind, and the shooter told bystanders that he would also shoot them if they tried to attend to her. The suspect then escaped with the pistol, and the victim bled to death.

Attock Saddar police have registered a case against the suspect under section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Published in Dawn, October 12th, 2018

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