MANSEHRA/DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Four persons, including two women, were killed in the name of honour on Friday, the police said.

A man killed his wife and a ninth grade student for honour in Jijal area of Lower Kohistan district.

“The accused suspecting his wife to have illicit relations with a boy, first killed the ninth grader and then went to his home and shot his wife dead,” district police officer Zulfiqar Khan Jadoon told reporters.

“The student was on way to school when the accused shot him dead,” Mr Jadoon said.

Meanwhile, a married woman and a man were killed for honour in Darazinda tehsil of Dera Ismail Khan.

A police official said unidentified attackers opened fire at the man, 36, in Darazinda Bazaar, killing him on the spot. The attackers escaped.

Soon after the man’s killing, the attackers also shot dead a woman inside her house in Kot Falak area of the tehsil.

The deceased man’s father told the police that his son was killed over an alleged affair with a married woman. The deceased woman’s father told the police that his married daughter was killed by her in-laws over suspicion of having relations with a man.

The police registered a case against the accused and his brother, residents of Kot Falak area. The bodies were handed over to relatives after postmortem.

Published in Dawn, January 15th, 2022

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