PESHAWAR: Relatives shot dead a woman for honour on the premises of a court here on Wednesday.

The incident took place inside the judicial complex located on the Khyber Road in the limits of east cantonment police station.

The police identified the accused as a brother and father of the slain woman.

An official of the east cantonment police station told Dawn that the woman belonged to Sheru Jhangi area. He said the woman had eloped with a man from Bannu about a month ago.

He said the victim was detained by the Bannu police and handed over to the Khazana police, which had presented her in court.

However, her brother and father shot her dead on the court premises.

The police official said they had taken both the accused into custody after the firing, and were investigating how they managed to enter the court premises carrying a gun despite screening.

The police registered FIR of the murder.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2021

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