LARKANA: Two men and a woman paid price with their lives for marrying in courts without their parents` consent. They were gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants in separate incidents in Qambar and Naudero towns on Thursday.
Shabana Chandio and Zahid Chandio who had married in court about three years ago were hit near Qambar bypass by two motorcyclists who were chasing them.
The couple died on the spot and the assailants escaped easily.
Shahid, brother of Zahid Chandio, said that Deedar, father of Shabana was unhappy over the marriage and he had been was after the couple.
In the other incident, Abdul Sattar Bhutto, a trader, was shot dead by two motorcyclists who stopped in front of his shop in Naudero town and opened fire at him. Sattar died instantly and his killers fled away on the motorcycle.
Khadim Hussain Bhutto, brother of the deceased, told reporters that his brother had married Shahnaz Bozdar about two years ago and her father Noraiz Bozdar had objected to the marriage. He was behind the murder of his brother, he said.