Woman among three slain
LAHORE: Three people, including a woman, were murdered in different parts of the provincial capital on Thursday. Nawab Town police said that 30-year-old Shahmim Akhtar was stabbed to death after being tortured by her husband Nadeem and his unidentified accomplices for the sake of `honour` in Eden Palace Housing Society.
Police said the motive for the attack was appeared to be domestic scuffles between the couple as Nadeem suspected that his wife, mother of a minor daughter, had developed relations with the owner of the house.
Shamim of Raiwind was married to Nadeem about six years ago and the couple had been living in a rented house. Police have registered a case against Nadeem on the complaint of Abdur Razzaq, the victim`s father.
Nishtar Colony police said that Haji Aslam of Rohi Drain was tortured to death allegedly by his relative Nawaz and his sons Shabbir and Bilal over a family dispute at a village near Ferozepur Road. Aslam had gone to the house of his daughter Abida`s in-laws to settle the dispute with his son-in-law Shahbaz where an exchange of heated arguments took place.
Shafeeqabad police said that unidentified people shot dead 32-year-old Sohaib and injured Asif at Batti Chowk and fled the scene.
Police said Sohaib of Daska was getting out of a wagon at the time of the incident. Police suspected the married youth was shot dead allegedly by relatives of a girl who eloped with him a few months ago.