ISLAMABAD: A 24-year-old man allegedly shot dead his 60-year-old wife in Tarnol area on Wednesday, police said.
It was not known if the age difference was the motive behind the killing of Miraj Bibi, a brick kiln worker.
Her neighbours said they heard two shots going off in her house at dusk and rushed there to see her lying in a pool of blood and a man fleeing from the house. They rushed her to a hospital but she succumbed to her gunshot wounds.
Police removed her body to the mortuary, pending the legal process.
According to the police the woman was shot in her head and chest.
An eyewitness told the police that the man seen fleeing from the house was her husband. She had married him four years ago.