Karachi: Man killed, wife hurt in ‘vendetta attack’
KARACHI: A man was stabbed and then shot to death while his wife was left seriously wounded in their home when unknown gunmen stormed into their Keamari residence on Thursday. The coupled had hired the house a few months ago after getting married of their free will in their ancestral village in the NWFP.
Area police suspected the woman’s family behind the attack who, a senior police officer claimed, were against her marriage with deceased Munir Khan. However, the Jackson police had not registered a case till late in the night and were trying to contact the victims’ families.
They said the woman’s family lived in Karachi. Mr Khan was overpowered by the suspects and stabbed several times by the armed men when he opened the door on their knock. Later, the sound of a single gunshot attracted his wife, who came out of the room and found his husband shot.
“The culprits also stabbed and seriously wounded her. However, it seems that they ran away after her cries alerted neighbours,” said an official at the Jackson police station.
“The house situated in Gulshan-i-Sikander was acquired on rent by the couple a couple of months ago. As we came to know through area people, the couple had got married against the will of their families a year ago and arrived in Karachi.”
The official said the police had reason to suspect a brother of the woman being behind the attack as she had shared concerns about it with her neighbours, and police were trying to find him.
“But currently Bino Naz is seriously injured and not in a position to tell anything about the incident. She is being treated at the Civil Hospital and we would surely lodge a case preferably on her complaint,” said the official.
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