Two killed for honour

Published November 22, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Nov 21: A man from Mardan and his sister-in-law were murdered in the name of honour at Dhok Azam, in Islamabad’s rural area, police said.

The police quoted a motorcyclist, who witnessed the killing. The motorcyclist said that he heard noises coming from a white Mehran, moving at slow speed, next to him.

Later the car stopped a few metres ahead and he heard multiple gunshots.

Later a pistol wielding man disembarked from the car and ran away from the spot, the police quoted.

The victims were identified as Muzafar Shah, 25, and Aliya Bibi, 20. Both suffered two bullet injuries each and died at the spot.

SDPO Shahzad Town Circle DSP Arshad Ali Kokhar said the man was a labour contactor operating from the area.

Preliminary investigation suggested that the girl eloped with her brother-in-law from Mardan and settled with him in Islamabad.

It was suspected that the killer was the relative of the girl and murdered them in the name of honour, police said.

In another incident, a man – Shahid Ali, 25 - was gunned down by his rival in Golra.

Sub-Inspector Nusrat Ali said Ali murdered his uncle in Swabi, eight months ago, as he refused a proposal for marriage for his daughter. Shortly after the murder, Ali along with his family escaped from the native town and settled in the capital’s rural area of Golra, he added.

The family of the uncle was searching for Ali, along with other relatives and succeeded to trace him.

On Wednesday, Ali’s cousin – son of the man who was murdered in Swabi, and two uncles intercepted him near Golra Shrine and started firing at him. — Staff Reporter

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