CHISHTIAN – Three persons including a girl who contracted free will marriage were killed and five other including husband of the girl were injured when relatives of the girl, who were angry over her love marriage, opened fire at them.
According to detail, Sajida Parveen, a residence of Chak-114/Murad, daughter of agriculturist late M Abdullah contracted love marriage with his relative namely Aqeel. Sajida, a schoolteacher, is the only child of her parents. In this way, she is the owner of commercial and agricultural land. All her relatives were angry on her marriage and had borne a grudge against the couple. On the day of the incident, she went to her agricultural land to examine crop. Meanwhile, armed persons opened fire at her. Listening to the gunshots, her husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law rushed to her rescue but could not save her.
The culprits also let off a volley of gunshot at them, killing Muhammad Zakriya, the father-in-law of the girl and his son Munsha on the spot.
While her husband Aqeel, Muhammad Yousaf, Muhammad Kashif and Musharraf (a contractor) sustained bullet wounds and the accused fled away from the scene.
The injured were rushed to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Chishtian from where Muhammad Yousaf was referred to Bahawalpur due to his critical condition. The police handed over the bodies to the heirs after autopsy. The Daharanwala Police have registered a case of the incident.
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Source: The Nation