Man, woman killed in name of ‘honour’ – 18 Jul 2022

Police say woman was staying with her parents at their house after her divorce

A woman and a man were shot dead in the area of Habib Canal within the jurisdiction of Gujar Khan police station on Sunday. The suspect fled after committing the crime.

Police said that Sidra was staying with her parents at their house after her divorce.

On Sunday morning, her bullet-ridden body along with that of 30-year-old Usman, belonging to Mandra, were discovered.

Upon receiving information about the incident, a police team reached the crime scene, with officials stating that the mother of the deceased woman informed them that her son Nazakat shot his sister and the man dead before making his escape.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gujar Khan Tahir Kazmi said that while the crime appears to be an honour killing case, all angles will be examined with the help of forensic evidence gathered from the site.

The police are carrying out raids to arrest the accused, and the matter will become clearer once he is apprehended and further investigation is carried out, he said.

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