Couple killed for ‘honour’ in Jaranwala

Police have registered a case against at least five suspects for gunning down a couple for ‘honour’ in Jaranwala tehsil.

According to deceased man’s brother Zafar Iqbal Naz, Shahid Iqbal and Iram eloped together a year-and-a-half ago, causing resentment with the woman’s family. The couple was in Jaranwala to tend to some personal errands and were on their way back on a rickshaw when Iram’s brothers Zeeshan, Abrar, Ali Raza along with others intercepted them on motorbikes and shot them dead. Zafar claimed that his brother and sister-in-law were murdered at the behest of the assailants’ relative Rauf Shah.

Police have registered a case under sections 109, 148, 149, 302 and 311 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), while the bodies were handed back to their heirs after a postmortem examination.

Gujranwala man chopped into pieces for ‘honour’

30-year-old Rizwan was murdered and his body chopped into pieces by the father and brother of a girl whose hand he had asked for marriage, alleges the victim’s brother. The incident allegedly occurred a month back.

According to complainant Arshad Ali Bhatti, his brother Rizwan frequently visited the home of prime suspect Tariq Yaqoub. However, after one such incident, he lost all contact with Rizwan. The complainant stated that his brother Ashraf went to the suspect’s home to inquire about the victim’s whereabouts, and noticed Yaqoub was wearing Rizwan’s shoes. Yaqoub reportedly claimed the young man never visited him on the day of his disappearance.

Arshad also further claimed that the prime accused with the help of his son Amir Hamza dumped Rizwan’s remains into a nearby canal, and implored the police to recover the pieces and arrest the accused.

Woman murdered by husband, in-laws in Landhi

22-year-old Bisma was allegedly thrashed, strangled and then killed with a bullet in chest by her husband Amanat and her in-laws in Section 36-B of Karachi’s Landhi area on Sunday, June 13.

Upon being informed of the incident, police reached the crime scene and transported the body to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center for an autopsy. They were able to apprehend Bisma’s mother-in-law however Amanat and his father Sarfaraz managed to evade arrest.

According to neighbours, the couple argued frequently following which Amanat would often torture his wife. Police state the body bore torture marks, and it appeared she had suffered blows to her neck as well. Bisma’s mother told police her daughter had married four years ago of their free-will and had a daughter together. A case has been registered against the accused and are on the hunt for the absconding suspects.