Couple murdered for honour: police


RAWALPINDI: A man and his wife were murdered in the name of honour after they got love marriage, police said on Friday, police said.

Hasnain Raza, a resident of Dhoke Ratta, complained to the Airport police that his brother Ali Raza, 38, got a second marriage with Iman 18 months ago and the couple had a son.

He said Ali got his first marriage with Mehwish and they had three daughters. He was living with his first wife and had arranged a separate rented house in Bahria Town for his second wife.

He said in the FIR that he was at his Dhoke Ratta home on Wednesday night when Ms Saima, mother of Iman, called and told him that Ali and Iman had been shot and injured and were shifted to a hospital in Bahria Town.

He said when he and his relatives reached the hospital in Bahria Town they were told that the injured had been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ). On reaching the DHQ hospital, he found his brother and his wife dead.

He suspected that his brother and his wife were murdered by her uncle and brother over her love marriage. The police have registered a murder case and launched an investigation.

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