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Woman killed for honor

MANSEHRA: A woman was killed in the name of family honour and a minor boy lost life after falling into a water tankhere on Thursday.

The police said Zulfiqar Shah, who belonged to Kaghan valley and was settled in Ghazikot area, fired gunshots at Noreen Bibi injuring her seriously, and fled.

The injured was shifted to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital but the doctors referred her to the Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad, where she succumbed to injuries.

The body was handed over to the deceased’s family after a postmortem at the Kath.

The police said the gunman’s son and the slain woman’s daughter had got married on their own free will after fleeing homes.

They said they had registered an FIR and started raids to arrest the suspected killer.

Also in the day, Shahzen, 1, the son of trader Mohammad Wahad, fell into a water tank in his house in Darband area while playing.

He was taken out and shifted to the Darband civil hospital unconscious but was declared dead by the doctors.

Meanwhile, employees of the revenue department observed a pen-down strike here on Thursday against the murder of a colleague in Charsadda.

District president of the Anjuman-i-Patwarin Bashir Khan said the strike would be extended indefinitely if the killer(s) weren’t arrested.

Source: Dawn