KARACHI: A 40-year-old man was shot dead in what police described as an attack in the name of so-called honour in Orangi Town on Tuesday.

SSP-West Dr Hafeezur Rehman said that the bullet-riddled body of a man, wrapped in panaflex banner, was recovered from a nullah.

The victim was identified as Sadiq Pathan. On a lead provided by his relatives, the police conducted a raid and arrested three suspects — Husain Shah, Syed Zaman and Naeem Shah.

During grilling, held suspect Shah said he had doubts that the victim had illicit relations with his wife.

Girl’s body found hanging in Gadap house

The body of a 15-year-old girl was found hanging in a house in Gadap on Tuesday, police said.

They said that the body of Tartika Sunil was recovered near Darbar Usman Shah and shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Malir SSP Tariq Illahi Mastoi said that the police took into custody three boys after the girl’s family had expressed doubts about their involvement in the incident.

Meanwhile, a 45-year-old man was shot dead by unknown assailants in Lasi Goth within the remit of the Sohrab Goth police station late on Monday night.

The police identified the victim as Nabi Dad. The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police said that the exact motive could not be ascertained till late in the night.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2024

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