Man commits suicide after killing three over marriage row – 16 Jun 2022

LAHORE: The police on Wednesday finalised the initial inquiry into the murder of four people in a house in Factory Area police precincts.

Those who were allegedly shot dead on Tuesday night included Asif (45), the head of the f amily, his wife Kiran and a f riend Abdul Aziz.

The inquiry report suggested that the suspected killer Rizwan Ali, who committed suicide after murdering the three people, was a nephew of Asif.

Quoting the inquiry report, a police official said Rizwan wanted to marry Asif`s wife and he had off and on threatened his maternal uncle that he would kill him if hedidn`t divorce her. He said Rizwan was unmarried and his proposal had already disturbed the elders of both f amilies.

They had declared the demand of Rizwan `unlawful and against the spirit of religion.

Late on Tuesday, Rizwan came from Faisalabad, his native city, and visited the house of his maternal uncle in Lahore, the official said.

A tailor by profession, Asif was physically challenged and he was running his shop in a portion of his house, the police official said adding that Rizwan again expressed his wish and asked his uncle to divorce his wife.

The issue led to an exchange of arguments between the two, he said adding that Kiran also admon-ished Rizwan for his behaviour.

Following this, he said, Rizwan who was carrying a pistol opened fire and killed the couple, and Asif`s friend Abdul Aziz when he stepped up for help.

The suspect later committed suicide by shooting himself with the same pistol, the police of ficial said adding that Asif was father of two children.

His elder son was settled abroad while the younger one remained safe as he had already gone to the house of his relative in Ichhra.

Further investigation is under way.

SHOT DEAD: A young man allegedly shot dead a teenage girl for refusing his marriage proposal in Raiwind area here on Wednesday.The police said suspect Awais intercepted Rifat, 17, near her residence at Jia Baga, exchanged hot words with her and opened fire, injuring her critically.

The girl was rushed to a local hospital where she breathed her last while the suspect managed to escape.

A police official said Awais was in contact with the girl for the last couple of years and he had proposed her for marriage. The girl conveyed him that she wanted to respect the decision of her parents.

On Wednesday, the suspect took the extreme step when she again refused.

The police sent the body of the girl to the city morgue for autopsy and lodged a murder case against him.

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