Honour killing of four jolts Hafizabad, Sadiqabad, Mansehra

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Hafizabad/Sadiqabad/Mansehra

Three separate honour killing incidents on Wednesday jolted Hafizabad, Sadiqabad and Mansehra. In Hafizabad, a disgruntled father killed his young daughter for contracting a love marriage.

In Sadiqabad, a husband killed his wife for an alleged extramarital affair and in Mansehra, a man also killed his wife and her alleged lover.

In Hafizabad, Nazir Hanjra was not happy with his daughter, 19-year-old Saba, who dared to tie the knot on her own will with a man of her choice two months ago. Nazir Hanjra opened fire on her daughter and killed her. In retaliation, his son-in-law fired shots at his father-in-law injuring him seriously.

Police have arrested the father and shifted him to a trauma centre. In Sadiqabad village no. 267/P, a man killed his wife and samdhi over an alleged affair that his wife and samdhi had.

According to Sadiqabad police, the victims were also attacked with an axe after the shooting incident. Both dead were over 60 years of age.

In another separate incident, a man killed his wife and her alleged lover ‘on the spot’ in the premises of Khaki Police Station in Mansehra.

The police have registered an FIR of murder and shifted the bodies to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital for autopsy. After the postmortem, the bodies have been handed over to their heirs.—INP