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Man kills wife and daughter

LAHORE: A man allegedly shot dead his wife, 39, and daughter, 18, on a marriage dispute in Qaiser Town, Shahdara, on Wednesday.

Preliminary police inquiries showed Farooq, father of four, got annoyed with his daughter Amina who had contracted court marriage with a man of her neighbourhood about four months ago.

Few days back, Amina visited her parents where her father forced her to get divorce.

On Wednesday, Farooq again exchanged words with his wife and daughter which led to the shooting incident. The suspect got support of his brother Mushtaq and his three sons to kill his wife and daughter.

The firing left Amina and her mother Rehana fatally wounded while the suspect fled. The injured were transported to Mayo Hospital where they died.

Police shifted the bodies to morgue and registered a murder case against Farooq, his brother and nephews Ejaz, Shahbaz and Saddam on the complaint of Amina’s brother Asif.

POISONED: A pregnant woman was poisoned to death allegedly by her husband who earlier pretended that his wife committed suicide by swallowing poison at their home in Factory Area on Wednesday.

Police said Aamir, who confessed to the murder, mixed some poisonous substance in the meal consumed by his wife, Sobia. The woman was taken to a hospital where she died.

Woman’s father Aslam developed suspicion on Aamir who was taken into custody by police for questioning.

Married around eight months ago, the couple got into an argument over some domestic affairs a day earlier.

TRAIN ACCIDENT: A man in his 20s died after being hit by a train in Shahdara Town on Wednesday.

Quoting witnesses, police said the youth, unidentified so far, was crossing the railway track when the train ran him over.

DAWN