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Free-will marriage couple seeks police protection after relatives threaten

KHANPUR: A couple who had contracted a free-will marriage has sought protection from police after relatives allegedly try to abduct the girl in Khanpur, ARY News reported on Monday.

In a statement, Naseem Bibi said she had married of her choice with Faisal. “My relatives have turned into my enemies upon my marriage,” she said.

The couple has sought protection from the district police officer of Rahim Yar Khan.

On March 8, a newly-wed man was shot dead by his father-in-law allegedly over a so-called honour issue in Lahore.

According to the police, Zubair had contracted a ‘free-will’ marriage with a girl in Islampura and had left for Islamabad for Honeymoon.

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As soon as Zubair along with his wife had returned from Islamabad, his father-in-law killed him and escaped from the scene, said the police. Rescue officials had shifted the body to the hospital for medico legal formalities.

On November 14 last year, a man and his wife who had married of their own freewill were shot dead in Pabeni area of Swabi.

According to police, the couple was shot dead by father and brother of the girl at her residence. The suspects had fled from the scene spraying the couple with bullets at their home.

Police had said they had registered the case and were going after the culprits to arrest them.

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