Couple killed for honour in Mansehra
MANSEHRA: A couple was axed to death in the name of honour in Sawan Mera area here on Sunday, police said.
Police said that Laraj Bar first axed to death his paternal cousin Wazab in a field and then went home killed his younger sister in Tanawal area in the limits of Lassain Nawab Police Station.
The alleged killer managed to escape after committing the crime. Eyewitnesses said that father of the slain girl wanted to set her body on fire after the incident but locals stopped him.
The cases of honour-related killing are on the rise in the region as 10 people, most of them women, have been murdered during the last two months.
Six people were killed in Mansehra District alone in December in the name of honour. Two girls were killed at Gharihabibullah, a man and a woman in Batal and two couples in Kohistan.