SUKKUR: Four armed men gunned down a couple on Thursday morning after the two were declared karo and kari in Trighati village of Sukkur, within the jurisdiction of Salehpat police station.
Mohammad Ali Katpar and his wife, Gul Taj, were sleeping in their house, when unidentified armed assailants broke into the house and killed the two. The assailants then escaped from the scene.
It has been reported that Muhamamd Ali, son of Muhammad Ishaq Katpar, and Gul Taj, daughter of Abdul Ghani Brohi, residents of Sheroja Pathan village, after developing an understanding registered their marriage in Sukkur court.
This free-will marriage sparked enmity between two clans in the Brohi tribe, who reportedly called for the couple's killings and declared them karo and kari. The couple went into a hiding but had recently surfaced again.
The police shifted the bodies to a Rohri hospital for autopsy and then handed them over to their relatives.
The police have arrested two suspects but have declined to declare their arrest.
Police constable Veenjhar Khan confirmed the incident and said that nobody showed up to lodge an FIR. A case has yet to be registered.
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