JHANG: A man allegedly gunned down his sister and daughter over suspicion of having alleged illicit relations with a man in Jhang on Monday.
A police official told The Express News that the incident took place near Mochiwala area. He added accused Taj had suspicion over the character of her married sister Kauser, 40, and her 20-year-old daughter Saeeda.
He added the accused suspected that both women had illicit relations with a man who lived in the same village. In a fit of rage, Taj opened fire on Kausar and Saeeda, killing them on the spot. The police have arrested the suspect and registered a case against him.
Earlier, a woman was strangled to death by her brother and husband in the name of ‘honour’ within the precincts of Ludhianwala police in Faisalabad.
Police said that Tahira Bibi, a resident of Chak No 651/2, Jinnah Abadi, was asleep when her brother Niaz Ali and husband Mubarak Ali strangled her with a rope.
During preliminary interrogation, the accused confessed to murdering the woman and claimed that Tahira had an affair and illicit relations with a villager.
Victim’s husband Mubarak Ali told the police that he warned her to refrain from such activities but she continued to have illicit relations. He claimed that Tahira’s brother also made efforts and tried to persuade her to end relations with the stranger but she did not heed their warnings.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2018.