LAKKI MARWAT: A man killed his sister and a teenage boy for honour in Bannu district on Monday, the police said.

The cantonment police said the incident occurred in Talgai area, adding the accused after killing his sister and the 18-year-old boy escaped.

They said the bodies were shifted to the district headquarters hospital, and a case was registered against the alleged killer. Separately, Raqiaz Khan and his son, Kifayatullah shot dead a woman, 36, over a women-related dispute in Kabeer Baba area.

The cantonment police said both killers fled after the murder, and the body was shifted to the district headquarters hospital.

The police said they registered a case against the killers on the complaint of the deceased woman’s husband.

Meanwhile, a nine-year-old boy was hit and killed by a motorcycle on the Torka Road in Ismail Khunikhel area.

Police and witnesses said Furqan, a resident of Hakim Khan Haved locality, was crossing the road when the speeding bike hit him.

Basyakhel police said they began investigation after registering a case against the motorcycle rider on the complaint of the deceased boy’s father, Kalimullah.

SECURITY PLAN: The police have tightened checking on the try and exit points of Bannu district to ensure smooth conduct of the five-day anti-polio drive, which commenced on Monday, an official said.

He said as part of the security plan for the polio drive, over 2,500 policemen had been deployed to guard polio workers in the district.

“The cops will perform duty with mobile teams and at the fixed centres to enable the health workers to achieve the immunisation of the targeted population without any hindrance,” he maintained.

The official said district police officer Imran Shahid also paid visits to basic health units and rural areas to check security arrangements for the campaign.

“A good number of policemen have also been deployed at the exit and entry points to check individuals and suspected vehicles,” he added.

Published in Dawn, January 18th, 2022


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