SUKKUR: Three people, including a newlywed couple, were shot dead in Shahmeer Dero village, which is located in the Naushahro Feroze district, on Wednesday. Fifteen armed men forced their way into Abdul Ghafoor Mallah’s house and opened fire on its sleeping occupants. Abdul Ghafoor Mallah, his son and his daughter in law were killed. Their bodies were sent to Civil hospital in Kandiyaro for an autopsy. According to unconfirmed reports, Naseem Kalhoro from Benazirabad had recently eloped with Mallah’s son and her father Mohammad Ismail demanded that they file for divorce or face the consequences. Mallah’s brother has registered an FIR against 20 people, including Ismail.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2011.
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