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Villager kills wife in Haripur

HARIPUR: A man allegedly shot dead his wife over unknown reasons here, Ghazi police said on Tuesday.

The police quoted Umar Farooq, a resident of Eesa Model village, as saying that his sister, 34, was serving as an account officer at a foreign consultant company of Tarbela Dam’s 5th extension project.

He said she was married to Ishtiaq Khan of Mardan, an engineer with a private cellular company in Islamabad, about 10 years ago.

The complainant said his sister visited their mother in Islamabad on Monday, where she was staying with their maternal uncle for treatment purposes. He said Ishtiaq also reached there and had an exchange of harsh words with his wife.

He said his sister left for her residence in Eesa Model village here, and when she was about to enter her home at around 10.15pm her husband accompanied by his unknown driver also reached there and opened fire at her with a pistol.

The complainant said the woman died instantly.

The police shifted the body to the Ghazi Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for autopsy.

Source: Dawn