Mardan: Honour killing case accused arrested
MARDAN: Police here on Sunday arrested the main accused who along with his relatives allegedly stoned and then shot dead his wife in the name of honour in Bairoch village of Rustam city last month.
Shah Mumtaz Khan, the SHO of Rustam police station, told Dawn that on a tip-off he along with other officials cordoned off the Bazaar Pirsay road and arrested Mohammad Saeed.
The SHO said that the accused along with his relatives had stoned and shot dead his wife, Shazia, allegedly in the name of honour on June 21. All the accused had escaped after committing the crime.
The SHO said Noor Jehan, mother of the deceased, had told police that her daughter was residing with her in Barikot Swat after developing differences with her husband.
The Rustam police had registered FIR against 14 accused on the complaint of Noor Jehan at that time, said Mr Mumtaz, adding, Mohammad Saeed was also wanted to police in eight different cases including murder, attempted murder, extortion, robbery and kidnapping.