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Woman killed over marriage

LAHORE: A newly-married woman was shot at and killed by her paternal uncle for ‘honour’ in Bhaggatpura locality of Shadbagh on Saturday. The firing also caused injury to another girl.

Shadbagh police said the accused, not yet named, opened fire on his niece Robina who had returned home four months after she eloped with her lover and contracted marriage with him.

The firing also left Robina’s friend Chanda, who came to see her, injured. The suspect fled the scene while the injured were taken to Mayo Hospital where Robina succumbed to her wounds. Police shifted the body for autopsy and launched investigation.

MYSTERIOUS DEATH: A 20-year-old girl died at Jinnah Hospital shortly after she went unconscious at her employer’s house in Ahmad Housing Scheme, Hunjarwal, on Saturday.

Police said Shabana, who was maid at Muhammad Ali’s house, was brought to the hospital where paramedics suspected that the girl underwent abortion in the recent past.

The hospital staff alerted the police after the girl died due to some infection.

Police shifted the body for autopsy.

Hanjarwal Station House Officer Umer Rasheed said Shabana of Arifwala had been working as maid of Muhammad Ali for the last three years and she reportedly underwent abortion.

He said the girl’s family had been alerted and any police action would be subject to the family’s complaint.

Source: DAWN

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