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Gunned down: Couple killed over ‘honour’ in Charsadda

CHARSADDA: A couple was gunned down in the name of 'honour' in Mullagori, Charsadda, said police on Wednesday.

Pur Dil Khan's sister Fatima had eloped with Gul Roz, a resident of Swat, according to Umerzai police station SHO Kausar Khan. Kausar added the two families later reached an agreement and settled
the matter.


"However, Fatima's family was bent upon teaching Roz a lesson. Pur Dil invited his sister and her husband to his house on Tuesday night. When the couple arrived, the accused opened fire, killing them," said Kausar.

He added neighbours heard gunshots and informed the police, who arrived at the spot and found Roz lying lifeless in a room. The accused managed to escape with Fatima's body after the incident.

Gul Muhammad, one of Fatima's brothers, filed an FIR against Pur Dil at the police station.


Meanwhile, a man gunned down his father and wife in Torghar district on Tuesday for allegedly having illicit relations. According to Judba police, Nehmatur Rehman, a resident of Shangaldar village, had been living with his wife Shahida Bibi* in a separate house.  Rehman's father Khitab Zameen had allegedly developed relations with his daughter-in-law and used to visit her house regularly, despite several warnings from Nehmat.

Police said Nehmat returned home on Tuesday afternoon and found his wife and father in an objectionable state and opened fire at them, killing them on the spot. He then managed to escape, the
police said.

*Name has been changed to
protect identity

Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2013.

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