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Man killed over free-will marriage in Lahore

LAHORE: A newly-wed man was shot dead by his father-in-law allegedly over a so-called honour issue in Lahore on Friday.

According to the police, Zubair had contracted a ‘free-will’ marriage with a girl in Islampura 10 days ago and had left for Islamabad for Honeymoon.

As soon as Zubair along with his wife returned from Islamabad, his father-in-law killed him and escaped from the scene, said the police. Rescue officials shifted the body to the hospital for medico legal formalities. Police have lodged a case and conducting raids to arrest the suspect.

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Earlier, Police investigations had disclosed on February 23 that two bodies of a man and woman, found near Hub Dam were murdered in the name of honour.

The tortured bodies were identified as Naseeb Zar Khan and Wahabsar Khan, two residents of Mominabad Metroville area of Karachi.

The family of boy, Naseeb Zar, refused to file a case, the police had said.

The FIR of double murder had been registered by police under the honour killing clauses of the law.

The families of the two deceased belong to Kala Dhakka area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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