Love marriage claims lives of couple, six accused held

Karachi—Armed men gunned down two including husband and wife on decision of ‘jirga’ for entering into love marriage. Police arrested six members of the ‘jirga’ during a crackdown here on Thursday. According to details, deceased Asmat and Irfana hailing from Orangi Town, Banaras area of the metropolis city Karachi, entered into love marriage without conscience of their families some one year ago. The couple fled from their homes after love marriage and started living in Shah Latif Town. A jirga comprising members of families of the couple was held which ordered to kill the couple for dishonouring their families. On the decision of the ‘jirga’, armed men barged into rental house acquired by the couple in Shah Latif Town, Karachi, gunned down the couple and fled after committing dual murder.—INP

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