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Man, woman killed in Bajaur for ‘honour’

BAJAUR: A man and a girl were killed for honour in the hilly area of Mamund tehsil here on Monday. Residents and police said the incident took place in the Lowi Kharki area on Sunday night where relatives shot dead the 19-year-old girl along with a 21-year-old youngster allegedly for honour.

The bodies of both of the victims were shifted to the tehsil headquarters hospital for legal formalities by a team of police personnel.

Later, the bodies of both the youth and the girl were dispatched to Chinagi area of Utmankhel tehsil and Lowi Kharki locality of Mamund tehsil respectively for burial.

The youth was later laid to rest in his native Nili Chinagi locality located some 30km from the area of incident on Monday evening.

The police were unable to confirm till the filling of this report whether a case was registered or not.

Meanwhile, police foiled a bid of timber smuggling here on Monday and arrested a man.

According to a statement issued by the district police officer’s office, 20 sleepers of timber were recovered from a mini-truck apparently loaded with sand near Khar police station.

Later, the statement said, the wood, the truck and the driver were handover to the local forest department for further legal action.

Source: Dawn