Man guns down sister over ‘honour’

Victim was divorced and was living at her parent’s home

Our Correspondent March 31, 2019

FAISALABAD: A man gunned down his sister over ‘honour’ in Faisalabad’s Kanjwani area, Express News reported on Sunday.

Garh Police Station SHO Rai Muhammad Farooq said that Surraiya Bibi was married and was living with her husband. However, a few days ago, she developed differences with her husband and had gotten a divorce.

After getting a divorce, she went to live with her parents in Shadi Peeran area, he said.

The SHO maintained that the Surraiya Bibi’s brother Riaz suspected that the woman was in a relationship with a man from the same locality.

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The police official revealed that on the day of the incident, the accused had an argument with Surraiya Bibi over these suspicions. He stated that when the argument escalated, Riaz took out a pistol and opened fire on her.

As a result, she sustained multiple bullet injuries and was killed on the spot.

Meanwhile, police have registered an FIR against the culprit and are conducting raids to arrest him.

On March 25, a woman was killed over honour after marrying of her own free will in Lahore. Reportedly, 30-year-old Uzma had married of her own free will a few days ago.

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However, her brothers identified as Azhar and Qasim were angered by her decision. On the day of the incident, the victim went to her parent’s home to meet them. However, her brothers attacked her with an axe, injuring her severely. She was unable to survive the attack. The victim’s sister Tehmina also sustained injuries while trying to shield her.

Police arrested the culprits and shifted them behind bars.


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