KALLAR SYEDAN: A woman was shot dead on Saturday by her brother in an apparent honour killing, the Kallar Syedan police said. The victim, identified as Saiqa Qayyum, 30, was shot twice in head at her house in Dhoke Sabri and died on the spot.
The victim’s husband, Abdul Qayyum, is working abroad and she was living at her in-laws’ house along with their four children.
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The preliminary investigation suggests that the woman was allegedly planning on eloping with a local man, Tufail. On Saturday, the victim’s brother, Zubair, visited her house to talk her out of her out of eloping. He shot her when she refused to do as he said, the police added.
Kallar Syedan SHO Khizer Hayat said one of the victim’s female in-laws told them that “Qayyum was packing her bags to leave when her brother arrived and he shot her after a heated exchange.”
The victim’s brother-in-law told the police that he was at work when he was informed of the incident. He said that at the time, he did not know who the shooter was, but was later given details of the incident by other relatives.
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The police shifted the body to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Hayat said that a case has been registered and an investigation has begun, adding that the suspect will be arrested as soon as they track him down.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2016.
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