Man allegedly kills niece for ‘honour’ in Jaranwala

Victim succumbed to her injuries on way to hospital

Our Correspondent March 16, 2024
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A young woman was fatally shot by her uncle on suspicion of alleged illicit relations in Punjab’s Jaranwala town.

The incident occurred in the area of Chak 380 GB, within the jurisdiction of Rodala police station.

Despite receiving medical assistance and being rushed to the hospital, Sanam Bibi, 22 succumbed to her injuries en route.

SP Jaranwala Abid Hussain Zafar, DSP Jaranwala and SHO Rodala Road arrived at the scene. The police took possession of the deceased's body, which was later transferred to the hospital for post-mortem examination.

A search operation has been initiated to apprehend the accused uncle, who fled the scene following the incident.

Honour killings remain a common occurrence within Punjab.

In October last year, a 17-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy were allegedly murdered by the girl’s father for ‘honour’ in Kahna area of Lahore.

Reportedly, 17-year-old Farah had eloped from her house three days ago to be with 18-year-old Adnan Maseeh, greatly frustrating her family. On Wednesday, the suspect seized an opportunity shot the victims.

They died from gunshot wounds. Police shifted the bodies to a morgue for an autopsy and were investigating the matter after collecting forensic evidence from the crime scene.

In July last year, a man shot and killed his two daughters in Havali Nathu Wala village within the jurisdiction of Saddar police station.

Accused identified as Saaed, allegedly murdered his daughters, Alisha and Nadia over suspicions regarding their character.

Upon receiving information about the incident, police arrived at the scene and transferred the bodies to the District Headquarters Hospital for further investigation. Meanwhile, the accused managed to escape from the location. Search operation has been launched to apprehend Saeed.

In May 2022, two sisters were allegedly killed by relatives over wanting to divorce their husbands.

The victims, both Spanish nationals, had returned to their native Gujrat upon the family’s request, where they were murdered.


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