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‘Honour killing’: 16 year old murdered in Vehari

VEHARI: A 16-year-old girl was murdered for the sake of honour at Chak 180-WB, Mitro, on Wednesday.

According to the police, it was said that Iqra Shaheen had supposedly settled affair with a youth of the same village a few months back. She sought to marry her devotee, but her family rejected.

A few days back she fled with her lover, but had returned on the involvement of some family elders two days ago.

On Wednesday, she had a fight with her brother where hot words were uttered with the brother named Husain and nephew Waheed on the issue while functioning in the field.

Well ahead, his brother and nephew axed her to death and then admitted defeat and handed themselves to police.

Mitro Inspector Riaz Ahmed said a murder case had been recorded against both the accused on the report of Akram Sial, father of the deceased girl.

Later in March, a young woman was strangled to death by her father on Wednesday in Shahdara area of the provincial capital, in what police suspects to be a case of honour killing.

Shahdara SHO Arham said 23-year-old Mehwish, resident of Nain Sukh Colony in Lahore, had married against the will of her father a year ago. Since then, she was living with her husband Anees.

The police official said the girl’s father, identified as Sher Ali, was annoyed with her. “He didn’t attend the girl’s wedding and had barred her from visiting his house.”

But on Tuesday night Mehwish had a dispute with her husband and came to her father’s house seeking an apology, said the police official.

The father at the time didn’t respond to her apologies but allowed her to stay the night at his house.

Next morning, Ali allegedly strangled his daughter to death over a trivial matter, police said, and later fled the scene.

The Shahdara police shifted the girl’s dead body to a morgue for autopsy and also registered a case.

“We are conducting raids at different place to arrest the suspect” – said the SHO.