By: Staff Report
LAHORE: A woman was shot dead by her husband in the name of ‘honour’ in the Manawan police precinct, while another man was killed in a road accident in the limits of Nishtar Colony, on Wednesday.
The ‘honour killing’ case involves the murder of 40-year-old Abida Bibi, a resident of Marel Mari village, Manawan.
The investigation officer said that the deceased had contracted marriage around 18 years ago with Tariq and the couple had six children.
He said that the accused married another woman a few years ago, and had two children from his second wife.
The police official said that Tariq accused Abida of having illicit relations with a local, and had told her to refrain from “questionable activities”.
He said that both had quarrelled on the issue several times.
On the day of the incident, Tariq had an exchanged of harsh words with Abida over the same issue in the morning, and shot her dead.
Abida’s parents said Tariq murdered their daughter over some domestic issue. They said the accused was trying to cover up the murder by giving it the name of honour killing.
Police have registered a case against the accused on the complaint of the deceased’s brother, Yasin, and shifted the body to the morgue for an autopsy. Separately, in a hit-and-run incident, a 35-year-old man was crushed to death in the jurisdiction of the Nishtar Colony police.
Police said that the deceased, who is yet to be identified, was crossing the road when he was run over by a car. The injured was taken to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police have registered a case against the unidentified driver, and removed the body to the city mortuary. Also, goods and valuables worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes when a fire broke out in a scrapyard due to a short circuit in the Thokar Niaz Baig area.
According to rescue officials, a fire had erupted in the go-down, which engulfed goods worth millions of rupees. Firemen reached the spots and extinguished the fire after hectic efforts. No loss of life was reported in the incident. Similarly, a house caught fire in the Defence Housing Authority. The house was located in the GG Block, Phase-4. Fire-fighters suspect the cause of the fire was a short circuit.