Friday September 17, 2021

Police suspect Gulshan-e-Iqbal teenager killed for ‘honour’

Police suspect Gulshan-e-Iqbal teenager killed for ‘honour’

Police have registered a murder case against unidentified persons over the mysterious death of a teenage girl hailing from Quetta in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal neighbourhood on Friday. Police suspect that the girl might have been killed for “honour”.

FIR No. 723/21 has been registered on behalf of the state at the Aziz Bhatti police station under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code. The case has been registered against unidentified persons.

Investigations SSP Altaf Hussain said the girl had died under mysterious circumstances, adding that the family of the victim had changed their initial statement to the police.

He said that the family had earlier claimed that the girl had died after a stray bullet had hit her while she was on the roof of the house, adding that the family later told the police that she had committed suicide by shooting herself.

The officer said that the police have recovered an empty shell of a 9mm pistol from the roof. He added that the police have also found a firearm belonging to the victim’s brother at the house, with a spent 9mm shell, leading the police to suspect his involvement.

Police believe that the girl might have been killed in the name of honour, but nothing can be said with certainty until their investigation is completed.

Four killed in mishaps

Four people lost their lives and another person was wounded in separate mishaps of electrocution and traffic accidents in parts of the city on Saturday.

According to police, a man died suffered an electric shock in Niazi Muhalla in Baldia Town.

He had died on the spot. His body was taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi for an autopsy. The deceased person was identified as 35-year-old Hussain, son of Imam Bukhsh. In another similar incident, a 20-year-old man, Nazeer Hussain, son of Wazir Hussain, died of electrocution near Bahria Town within the jurisdiction of the Gadap City police station. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Separately, a man died and another wounded in a traffic accident that took place in Baldia Town. The casualties were taken to Civil Hospital, Karachi. The victims are yet to be identified.

Meanwhile, 26-year-old Farman, son of Reham Ghani, was killed in a road accident that occurred in the Banaras area. His body was taken to the ASH for an autopsy.