Couple killed over honour in Multan

Tuesday 08 August 2017 2 weeks ago 35   Multan   Print

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Report  Web Desk : MULTAN (AFP) - A man killed his own sister and her husband-to-be as they went to register their marriage at a Pakistan court, police said Tuesday, in the country s latest so-called honour killing. The family of the 22-year-old woman had objected to the match so the couple ran away and came to Multan High Court in central Pakistan several days later for a civil ceremony, an official told AFP. MULTAN: "The brother of girl had got information the couple were coming to court so he waited for them on the premises, where he shot them," Rao Tariq, head of the local police station, told. The brother had already turned himself in to police, Tariq said. Senior police official Ashfaq Gujjar said the girl died on the spot while the boy succumbed to his injuries in hospital. "The lawyer who was with them was also injured and is undergoing treatment," he added. (01)