Man kills two nieces over marriage dispute

Accused pressured brother to accept his sons’ proposals


Our Correspondent July 12, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS

FAISALABAD:

A man shot dead his two nieces over a marriage dispute on Saturday.

Tandlianwala city police took both the bodies into their custody, shifted them to a hospital for postmortem and started search for the escaped murderer.

Accused Allah Rakha, a resident of 240 Mor, Jaranwala, reportedly wanted to marry off his sons to his brother Allah Ditta’s daughters Sidra and Rani Bibi.

Allah Ditta did not agree with his brother’s decision. Due to this resentment, Allah Rakha came to his brother’s house and opened fire on his daughters.

As a result, the girls died on the spot.

Upon receiving the information, Tandlianwala police reached the spot and shifted the bodies to the hospital for postmortem. A double murder case has been registered against the fugitive accused Allah Rakha.

The police also launched raids to arrest him.

This is not the first incident of murder of family members in Faisalabad over disputes.

On May 15, a man along with his son was killed over a property share dispute, while another man was injured due to firing.

Details obtained by The Express Tribune revealed that 55-year-old Abdul Jabbar, a resident of Chak No 54GB, had a property dispute with his brothers Abdul Sattar and Akram.

Due to the dispute, the accused Ghulam Rasool and Akram quarreled with Abdul Jabbar, his son Abrar and nephew Ali Akhtar alias Vicky. On the day of the incident, the victims were on their way to a Dera from their house when the accused opened fire on them, killing Abdul Jabbar on the spot. Abrar and Ali were rushed to Jaranwala hospital in a critical condition where Abrar succumbed to his injuries.

On April 1, a man killed his brother over a land dispute, while his sister-in-law and nephew were seriously injured, in Faisalabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2020.

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