WARI: A woman and her daughter were shot dead while a taxi driver was injured in Upper Dir on Sunday. This was confirmed by a senior official of Sahib Abad police station while speaking to The Express Tribune.
The woman was killed because she reportedly chose to marry of her own free well.
“Syed Badshah opened fire on the taxi near Kadi Khel Dara,” the officer said. “The three passengers were left critically injured and neither the mother nor her daughter received medical assistance on time. Both of them died at the hospital, while the taxi driver is still in critical condition.”
The police named a doctor and an ambulance driver in the FIR as both of them were absent from duty when the patients were brought to the hospital. An investigation is under way into the double murder. The woman reportedly tied the knot without her family’s consent to a man of her choice.
Separately, the body of a girl was dumped on the main road by assailants in Wari, Upper Dir on Sunday. “The woman was tortured to death by assailants,” an officer said. She was shifted to the hospital for an autopsy. The victim was identified as Rukhsana, who had just married a man in the area.