Honour killing rocks capital

ISLAMABAD, July 19: A man allegedly murdered his sister in the name of honour in capital’s rural area.

According to police, the accused was upset over his sister’s secret marriage.

The incident took place at Satti Town located in Kirpa where the brother in a fit of rage allegedly shot Motia Bibi 19, dead when she disclosed her secret marriage in response to the family’s pressure to accept another man against her will.

Police said the family had been pressurising the victim to marry a man of their choice but she refused repeatedly.

On Thursday, when she refused once again, her brother asked the reason behind it and took her to a separate room, where she confessed to have married secretly.

Minutes later, gunfire was heard and the family members rushed to the room only to find the girl lying on the earth in a pool of blood with a bullet injury in her head. The victim died at the spot.

The alleged killer escaped from the house along with the pistol used in the attack.

Later, the police reached the spot and shifted the body to a hospital for autopsy.

Police also registered a murder case against the brother in response to their father’s complaint.



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