Honour Killing: Two women shot dead by brother-in-law

Published: April 5, 2012

Accused and his accomplice flee scene, raids being conducted for early arrest.

LAHORE: Two women were shot dead by their brother-in-law in the Rehman Pura area of Sheikhupura on Wednesday after he alleged that they had ‘suspicious characters’.

According to police officials, Abid and his accomplice Afzaal entered his brothers’ house and opened fire on Somia Bibi, wife of Riaz and Sobia Bibi, wife of Ashique, killing both of them instantly.

“After committing the crime, the killer and his accomplice fled the scene,” said SHO Rai Nasir while talking to The Express Tribune.

Police officials and neighbours said that the accused had warned both women about their behaviour many times but they did not listen to his warnings. The FIR filed by Muhammad Ashique also confirmed the dispute.

“A case has been registered against the accused (who also happen to be drug addicts) and efforts are being made for their early arrest, and various raid have been conducted in this regard,”  SHO Rai Nasir said.

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