LARKANA: Police on Thursday claimed to have saved the lives of a man and a woman from the wrath of their relatives who were allegedly planning to kill them in the name of honour in Naudero town, 19 kilometres from here.
Naudero SHO Sartaj Jagirani told Dawn that police received a tip-off about the relatives’ murderous plan and recovered late on Wednesday night Riaz Mirbahar, a cable operator, who was locked up in a room in Garibabad locality.
Mirbahar had been detained over charges of having illicit relations with a woman and was awaiting a sure death when police rescued him. The woman had sensed danger and taken shelter in a nearby house of relatives to escape the family’s wrath, which could have led to her murder, said the SHO.
He said the woman had been taken into protective custody and kept at women’s police station in Larkana. Police would produce her in sessions court on Friday and then act according to her statement before the judge concerned, he said, adding that if police had been delayed by just five minutes they would certainly have been killed.
“Police acted swiftly to save their lives,” he claimed.