In what appears to be a case of honour killing, a girl and her friend were allegedly killed by her brothers in Azakhel, Nowshera district on Saturday.
Azakhel ASI Shaukat Ali, who is investigating the case, said he was informed on Saturday afternoon that two people had been shot dead on Cherat Road. He rushed to the site and found out Noor Bibi, 18, and her friend and neighbour Naimatullah, 22, had been killed. According to Ali, both Noor Bibi and Naimatullah were from Afghanistan. They had been murdered for allegedly being in an illicit relationship, explained the ASI.
Naimatullah, who was also Noor Bibi’s cousin, had been warned by her brothers Noor Khan and Raza Khan to stay away. They had warned Naimatullah to avoid visiting their house, however, Naimatullah continued to visit in their absence.
ASI Ali shared the two brothers entered their home on Saturday and found him with their sister. The brothers chased Naimatullah from the house and shot him dead. They also gunned down their sister.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2013.
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