SHANGLA: The Shangla police on Tuesday claimed to have rescued a young girl from being killed for honour by her family. District police officer Imran Khan said the girl was being shifted for murder in a car from Bafa area of Mansehra to Jalkot, Kohistan.

He said on a tip-off, the Bisham police stopped a car in which the girl, a grade 10 student, was being shifted to Jalkot, Kohistan with intention to kill her for honour.

Mr Imran said the family men planned to kill the girl for contacting a boy. However, the Bisham police timely acted and saved the girl’s life.

The DPO said that three family members of the girl, including the girl’s father, her uncle, a relative, and the car driver had been arrested and a case against them.

DPO Imran said the girl was now in safe hands and would be produced before the court. He said she would probably be sent to Darul Aman.

He said that he wouldn’t tolerate such inhuman acts in his area.

Published in Dawn, April 10th, 2024

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