Man, uncle shot dead for honour in Swabi – 10 Apr 2023

SWABI: A man and his maternal uncle were killed for honour here on Sunday, police and Rescue 1122 officials said.

SHO Swabi city Ajab Durrani told Dawn that one of the deceased, aged 22, who is a resident of Totalai village of Buner district, had had made a video call with a woman on phone a few months ago in his home town, which later went viral on social media. He said the woman`s husband, who worked abroad, divorced his wife when he came to know about the incident.

Following the incident, he said the deceased had moved to Maneri village of Swabi to live with his maternal uncle to protect himself from his rivals.

SHO Durrani said on Sunday the deceased along with his uncle had gone to Totalai for peaceful settlement of the dispute through a jirga. However, he said when they were on their way back to Maneri on a motorcycle, their rivals, who were already waiting for them in Palodand area of Saleem Khan union council here, opened fire on them when they reached Kaglach area, killing them on the spot. He said the accused escaped the area.

SHO Durarni said the other deceased was 45 years of age, adding their bodies were moved to the District Headquarters Hospital.

An FIR was registered against the attackers in the city police station.

Meanwhile, a man was killed in a firing incident in Sultanabad area of Razaar tehsil, rescue officials said.

They said the victim was shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in critical condition, where the doctors pronounced him as brought dead.

The deceased was identified as Zohaib Hussain, 25, a resident of Sultanabad village.

The cause of the incident was an old enmity.

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