Honour killing in Pakistan

LAHORE: A newly-wed girl was gunned down allegedly by her brother in the parking area of the sessions court here on Saturday.

The victim, Humaira Ashraf, 30, of Gujranwala, was leaving the court premises after recording statement in favour of her husband when her brother Akhtar along with his accomplices opened fire on her. She sustained several bullet injuries. Police shifted her to Mayo Hospital in a critical condition where she died.

Humaira had contracted marriage with Amjad a few days ago against the will of her family. Her family got a case registered against Amjad on the charge of kidnapping Humaira.

Islampura police registered a case on the complaint of Abdul Ghafoor, a relative of Amjad. The complainant alleged that family members of Humaira were estranged from her for marrying without their consent.

Humaira’s father Ashraf and brother Akhtar were nominated in the FIR along with an unidentified accused.

Police shifted the body to a city morgue for an autopsy.