An 18-year-old girl who had left home for college was killed by her cousins here in the provincial metropolis on Wednesday.
The victim lived in Ferozepur Road area and had left home for college in the morning. But her cousin Tahir took her on a motorcycle to the house of their another cousin Mustafa in Harbanspura, where she was shot dead under mysterious circumstances.
According to the police, a fire was shot in the house leaving the girl dead. Police arrested both Tahir and Mustafa. Lahore Cantt (operations) Superintendent Police Essa Khan said that the accused Tahir had made a call to the police helpline 15 and reported that his cousin was shot during a robbery.
When the police interrogated him and Mustafa they confessed to the killing. Tahir said that he had facetiously placed Mustafa’s pistol on the victim temple and then suddenly the gun went off.
The police said the truth will be revealed after the postmortem and further investigation.
The case was registered under a complaint of the victim’s mother Shamim.