MARDAN/DI KHAN: A boy and girl were allegedly killed for honour in Garhi Kapura area of Mardan on Tuesday.
A police report stated Fazal Haq, a resident of Yaqoobi, Swabi, was suspicious about his sister having an illicit relationship. A police official said that on third day of Eid in the area, Haq allegedly killed his sister whose name could not be ascertained. Later, the accused also killed his sister’s alleged lover Jawad Ali. The policeman said they carried out raids in the area to arrest the culprit but he is still at large.
Meanwhile, a government school teacher was injured when an unidentified assailant shot at him at his residence in Mohallah Qureshi in DI Khan city on Tuesday.
A police official said Zahid Abbas was at home with his family when there was a knock at the door at around 8:20pm. When Abbas went to answer the door, the attacker opened fire with a pistol. Abbas was rushed to District Headquarters and Teaching Hospital in an injured condition. Abbas’s father Manzoor Hussain lodged an FIR at City police station against unidentified attackers saying they had no known enemies. It was not immediately clear if the attack was sectarian in nature.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2014.