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Prayer leader, woman axed to death `for honour`

By Our Correspondent 2022-12-20
LARKANA: A man axed his 65-year-old aunt and a 60-year-old prayer leader to death in Nabi Shah village of QambarShahdadkot district on Monday on suspicion of an extramarital affairs between them.

The woman, Rani Khatoon, died on the spot and the prayer leader, Rustam Ali Meno, was rushed to the Chandka Medical College Hospital in a critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

Officials at the B-Section police station of Shahdadkot said the suspect, Punhal Mastoi, fled the area after committing the crime. He was later arrested and the axe used in the double murder was seized from him, they added.

`Honour killing` A woman, mother of three, was shot dead by her close relatives in the name of `honour` in the Nadir Shah locality of Ratodero on Monday.

The area police said that Abdul Razzaq Dahani, along with his two associates, broke into the home of Zebul Dahani and shot her dead. Later, Razzaq surrendered himself before the police and told them that he killed her for honour. Her mother, Sardar Khatoon, strongly refuted his allegation, saying that the suspects had some other motive behind the murder.

Man, boy die during armed clash An armed clash between two rival groups embroiled in an old matrimonial dispute left a man and a boy dead and two women wounded in the same (Nadir Shah) locality late Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Shaukat Ali Sannani, 25, and Fayyaz Ali Sannani, 10, and the wounded women as Jamal Khatoon and Gul Bakht.