A newly-wed couple was shot dead in the SITE area of Karachi allegedly by the woman’s brothers in the name of honour on Saturday, police said.
According to police, Moosa alias Sher Zaman, 26, and Amna alias Rubi, 24, were gunned down at their residence near Sultani Masjid.
Area SHO Zafar Ali Shah said that the couple had tied the knot around a month ago in MPR Colony of Orangi Town.
They contracted the marriage of their own free will because of opposition by the woman’s family.
The SHO said on Saturday the woman’s brothers Asad and Siddiq barged into the couple’s home, fired at them and escaped.
The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.
ACID ATTACK: Meanwhile, a 21-year-old woman suffered serious burns when her estranged husband threw acid on her in Baldia Town on Saturday.
Saeedabad police station SHO Shakir Husain said that suspect Zeeshan threw acid on Ramsha and escaped. She was shifted to the Burns Centre of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital.
According to Baldia SP Faizan Ali, the couple had tied the knot around two years ago. The woman was a TikToker and developed friendship with Zeeshan through social media and they got married.