Teenage Hindu girl shot dead, suspect arrested



An 18-year-old girl from the Hindu community was gunned down on Monday near the Chhuahra Mandi area of Sukkur, the police said. According to Sukkur Station House Officer (SHO) Bashir Jagirani, the assailant — identified as Wahid Bux Lashari and two of his accomplices broke into Pooja Kumari’s house and opened fire on her.

Officials said Lashari wanted to marry the teenager but she refused. The victim’s father, Sahib Oad, lodged a first information report (FIR) against the suspects under Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), Section 302 (punishment for murder), and 337H(ii) (punishment for hurt by rash or negligent act) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The police arrested Lashari on Tuesday and presented him before a local court, which subsequently remanded him into police custody for 10 days.


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