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Three gunned down over matrimonial dispute in Rajanpur

RANJANPUR: Three people were gunned down on Tuesday and four other sustained bullet injuries over matrimonial dispute in Rajanpur district of Punjab, ARY News reported.

The incident took place in Lakha Basti of Rajanpur where two groups met an armed clash, resulting in death of three and wounds to four others.

After getting the information about the clash, the police and rescue teams had reached the spot and shifted the bodies and injured to the District Hospital Rajanpur.

The police said deceased include Majeed, who contracted marriage of his choice with a girl namely Farzana, three years ago, his mother and an attacker.

The teams have been constituted for the immediate arrest of the killers, the local police said.

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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 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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