Young couple killed in apparent honour killing

Police claim woman’s father and brother are behind killing

Our Correspondent July 22, 2017
Police claim woman’s father and brother are behind killing. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: A young couple were murdered at a house in District Central on Friday in an apparent act of honour killing.

The incident took place in the early hours of Friday at a house located in Hussain D’Silva Town, North Nazimabad, within the limits of Sharae Noor Jahan police station. The deceased young man was identified as 20-year-old S*, while the woman was identified as 20-year-old K*. The bodies were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

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Contingents of law enforcers, including the Rangers and police, reached the site and collected evidence. Referring to the initial investigations, SHO Abdul Ghaffar said the deceased were neighbours, adding that the man ran a general store in the area. The officer further said the girl's father and brother were key suspects behind the incident. The suspects killed both the victims apparently in the name of honour after the family found S* at their house with K*, SHO Ghaffar added.

The officer further disclosed that the suspects escaped after killing the victims with a sharp weapon. The body of S* was handed over to his family while the body of K* was handed over to neighbours for burial. The police have registered a case against the suspects and further investigations are under way.

* Names withheld to protect victims' identity


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