LAHORE: A 20-year-old girl and a 25-year-old boy were murdered and their bodies were thrown into River Ravi in Shera Kot area on Saturday.
The deceased boy and girl were identified as Anam and Qasim Abbas, residents of Jattanwala Dera Talaat Park.
Police dispelled the impression that the tragic couple had committed suicide by jumping into River Ravi and said the unidentified killers had tied up hands and feet of the victims and later threw them in the River Ravi.
Police made this claim after pulling the girl’s body out of the river whose hands and feet were tied up.
Police described the incident as a heartbreaking end to a romance that was apparently against the wishes of the couple’s parents.
Police suspected that one of the victims’ family learned of their relationship and they took the matter into their own hands and murdered them in the name of honour.