A man shot dead his teenage sister after he suspected she was having an affair, reported the police on Monday.
Ismail Khan told the police he had gone with his wife to attend a relative’s funeral and left his daughter, 15-year-old Soneela, and her younger brother at home in the village.
During their absence, Ismail’s elder son Chanzeb, who lives on his own in the same area, caught his sister talking on the phone while he was visiting his parent’s house.
Chanzeb lost his temper over this incident and opened fire on Soneela with his 30-bore pistol. She died on the spot.
According to Ismail, the accused had suspected his sister of having an affair but Ismail could not confirm whether the allegation against his daughter was true. Chanzeb fled after killing his sister.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2013.