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Teenage girl shot dead for ‘honour’

KARACHI: A teenage girl was killed and her mother and sister were wounded in their house in Hussain Hazara Goth in Gulistan-i-Jauhar on Wednesday, police said.

Gulistan-i-Jauhar SHO Irshad Gabol said that suspect Mehram Ali had divorced his wife, Latifa Bibi, 37, some four years ago and she had since been living at her brother’s house with her 10-year-old daughter Kiran in Hussain Hazara Goth.

He said that the couple’s elder daughter, Imtiaz Bibi, 17, was living with her father.

“She liked someone and her father had caught her talking to someone over the phone. They had an altercation and then she left her father’s house and came to her mother’s place some 10 days ago.”

The police said that on Wednesday morning, suspect Ali along with his young son, who is a half-brother of the two girls, entered the house of his ex-wife and fired at her and the two daughters and escaped.

The wounded mother and daughters were rushed to a nearby hospital, where Imtiaz Bibi was declared dead on arrival. The other two victims were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.

SSP-East Imran Shaukat told Dawn that the killing appeared to have been carried out in the name of so-called honour.

The police said that Latifa’s brother, Ejaz, was a police constable posted at the Gulshan-i-Iqbal police station.

The family would lodge an FIR following the funeral of the victim, a duty officer at the Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station said.

Source: Dawn

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