Nowshera: Couple shot dead in the name of honour
NOWSHERA: A couple was shot dead and another member of their family sustained injuries in Pirpiai in Nowshera on Monday, police sources said. The sources said Zarkesha Bibi had allegedly eloped with one Musafar, resident of Dosehra in Charsadda district a year ago to marry him without the consent of her family. Later, the couple was arrested by the police and Zarkesha Bibi told the court that she married Musafar at her own free will and the court released them. She gave birth to twins at the prison. They were recently released after being acquitted.
A brother of the slain man, Tahir, who sustained injuries in the firing incident, said they had reconciled with Zarkesha’s family through the efforts of a jirga and paid compensation to her parents. He added his brother also moved to Pirpiai from Charsadda.
Tahir said he along with his brother and sister-in-law was on way to the hospital when the accused including Amanullah, Saifullah, Ashiq and Lalzada sprayed them with bullets. He added his brother Musafar and sister-in-law Zarkesha were killed on the spot.