Islamabad: 2 women shot dead over divorce
ISLAMABAD: Three persons, including a mother and her daughter, were shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday in the provincial capital. The attackers managed to flee from the scene, a police source said.
Najma Bibi, 40, was returning by car from the Islamabad courts where she was seeking a divorce, when she was shot dead along with her 18-year-old daughter Sidra and a man Nazeer, 28, whose relationship to the two women was unclear.
The police said that Najma had lodged a complaint with the Shalimar Police in July this year against her husband under Section 324 for allegedly injuring her. Her husband, Amir Khan, however, did not show up in the court for the hearing.
“It is a matter of personal enmity. The woman was fighting a divorce case against her husband and we assume that he managed to kill them,” said police investigator Jamshed Khan. “We have yet to obtain further information about the gunmen. A witness told us they were speaking Punjabi but we don’t have more details,” he said. After getting information of the incident, the Shalimar Police reached the spot and rushed the victims to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where they succumbed to their injuries.