KARACHI: A couple was shot dead in Ittehad Town on Saturday night over so-called ‘honour’, said police.

They added that Ibrahim Jamshed and his wife Shakila were killed by the accused identified as Husain in Jedda Hazara Colony.

Ittehad Town police SHO Inayatullah Marwat said the police had arrested the suspect and recovered a pistol allegedly used in the murder.

The police officer said that the suspect was an elder brother of the male victim.

During the initial probe, it transpired that the suspect killed his sister-in-law because he believed that she used to meet some ‘bad people’.

However when his own younger brother intervened, he killed him too.

The bodies were taken to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Man shot dead by ‘friend’ in Steel Town

A man was shot dead allegedly by his friend in a quarrel over a petty issue near Steel Town on Saturday morning, police said.

They said that the incident took place at a tea shop on the National Highway near Pipri.

Bin Qasim SHO Gul Baig said that two friends arrived at the tea shop, where they exchanged words and had a quarrel. One friend pulled out a pistol and fired at 38-year-old Tariq and fled.

However, sources said that there was a liquor store near the tea shop and both the men were consuming alcohol when they had the quarrel.

The deceased originally hailed from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) to fulfil medico-legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, October 22th, 2023

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