Man kills friend for falling in love with his sister near Rawalpindi

Published: April 20, 2017
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RAWALPINDI: A young man shot dead three of his friends on suspicion that one of them was having an affair with his sister, Gujar Khan police said on Wednesday.

Four friends, 19-year-old Muhammad Umar, 21-year-old Muhammad Shehbaz, 20-year-old Abdul Rehman and 20-year-old Badar Ali were walking down Sarwar Hayyat Road after having tea at a local hotel in Gujar Khan late on Tuesday.

In ‘honour killing’, teenager shot dead by brother

As Shehbaz and Umar fell behind, the former suddenly pulled out his 30 bore pistol and shot the latter, killing him on the spot. Police added that Shehbaz then proceeded to kill his two other friends, Rehman and Ali, who were walking ahead.

After killing his friends, Shehbaz went home where he hid his gun.

He then returned to the crime scene and helped in shifting the bodies of his victims to a nearby hospital, police said.

When contacted, Gujar Khan SHO Sheikh Qasim said that they had managed to apprehend Shehbaz and recovered the murder weapon. Moreover, he said that police had also recovered some seven bullets casings from the crime scene.

Qasim said that Shehbaz had initially tried to hide his crime by distorting facts and misdirecting the authorities.

First, Qasim said, Shehbaz told police that some unidentified boys had opened fire on them and killed three of his friends but that he managed to escape unhurt.

But with investigations unable to corroborate his story, the SHO said Shehbaz finally confessed that he had murdered Umer because he was in love with his sister.

Jacobabad man kills spouse, friend over ‘honour’

Qasim claimed that Shehbaz told investigators that he had killed his two other friends to ensure there were no witnesses of the crime.

Meanwhile, Umer’s father Muhammad Sarfaraz lodged an FIR against Shehbaz for the murder. However, Sarfaraz also accused Shehbaz’s father Shahzad, and his uncle Muhammad Sami for the crime.

Killed for love marriage

In a separate incident, Amjad Islam was murdered on Girja Road in the Saddar Berooni area, allegedly because he had married of his own choice.

According to Saddar Berooni police, Islam was going to buy bread and milk at around 10:30pm on Tuesday when three men, including Samar Gull, Asif and Zubair, shot him.

As a result of the gun attack, Islam died on the spot while his assailants fled, police added.

Officials said that Islam had probably been killed because he had married Gull’s sister against the wishes of their families.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2017.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Haji Atiya
    Apr 20, 2017 - 12:38PM

    Pakistan has become a killer’s paradise.Recommend

  • omar anis
    Apr 20, 2017 - 1:09PM

    this country has gone berserk!Recommend

  • umer
    Apr 20, 2017 - 3:43PM

    Being a brother of a married sister I now realize that its way better if your sister gets married to your friend whom you know. Rather than tying her knot with a wealthy educated spoiled childRecommend

  • Billy
    Apr 20, 2017 - 5:47PM

    He was actually nobody’s friend.Recommend

  • sterry
    Apr 20, 2017 - 9:04PM

    @Haji Atiya: Maybe you don’t know that Pakistan is the safest of all Muslim countries. The fact that this guy committed a crime and will face justice shows you the difference between Pakistan and Arab countries for example where you can do what you want. Even in your Indian homeland, women are raped and killed daily so it is not fair for an Indian to be commenting.Recommend

  • Aadi
    Apr 21, 2017 - 2:53AM

    @strerry so you mean to say that Turkey and Saudi Arab are not even Muslim countries. Well Pakistan may be safe only in your dreams but in reality it isn’t at all.Recommend

  • Narinder Dogra
    Apr 21, 2017 - 1:18PM

    When the movement for Pakistan started, I was at Lahore.
    I had just started going to school.

    There were a lot of middle age folks with red tumbler like hats with a black pony tail, in town. There were small groups (7-10), with banners marching on the streets. They wore lungies. I was too young to understand what it was all about.

    Then suddenly curfew was imposed. All activities came to halt. It was good that I did not have to go to school. Police in groups may be 20 would parade through the streets. Some bonnets had blood on them.
    Some distant homes were on fire. It would set up huge commotion.

    It was like that may be a few weeks or months. I don’t recall. It was a long time ago.

    One day my parents packed up we left by train for Sialkot and on to Jammu.
    In 2005, I visited Lahore again. I did not recognize any thing. No one wore red tumbler hats with pony tail.
    I found people super friendly!Recommend

  • Narinder Dogra
    Apr 21, 2017 - 1:22PM

    When the movement for Pakistan started, I was at Lahore.
    I had just started going to school.

    There were a lot of middle age folks with red tumbler like hats with a black pony tail, in town. There were small groups (7-10), with banners marching on the streets. They wore lungies. I was too young to understand what it was all about.

    Then suddenly curfew was imposed. All activities came to halt. It was good that I did not have to go to school. Police in groups may be 20 would parade through the streets. Some bonnets had blood on them.

    It was like that may be a few weeks or months. I don’t recall. It was a long time ago.

    One day my parents packed up we left by train for Sialkot and on to Jammu.
    In 2005, I visited Lahore again. I did not recognize any thing. No one wore red tumbler hats with pony tail. I found people super friendly!Recommend

  • VGP
    Apr 22, 2017 - 5:56AM

    Its a Sin to fall in love in Pakistan. PeriodRecommend

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