Lahore: Girl killed over honour
LAHORE: An 18-year-old girl was gunned down by her uncle in an honour killing in the Shahdara police precinct on Tuesday. The police said Zunaira was in love with a neighbour, Abdul Rehman. A few weeks ago, Zunaira eloped with Rehman and got married.
Zunaira’s family called panchayat on the issue, which forced Rehman to divorce Zunaira on Monday. The father and other family members took Zunaira home. On Tuesday, her maternal uncle, Muhammad Hussain, who held a grudge against her, reached Zunaira’s house and after an exchange of harsh words fired at her. Zunaira died on the spot. Shahdara police registered a case against the accused on the complaint of Zunaira’s brother, Younas, and sent her body to the city morgue for an autopsy.