Peshawar: Two sisters murder father for not allowing ‘love marriage’
According to police, the victim's 22-year-old daughter and suspect Sabia wanted to marry a married man.
- In Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa two sisters allegedly shot and killed their father after not allowing ‘love marriage’.
- The incident took place six days ago in the suburb of Peshawar within the limits of the Khazana Police Station in Larma.
- The deceased is reported to be 55 years old and had been feeding his wife and children by running an auto-rickshaw.
In Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa two sisters allegedly shot and killed their father after not allowing ‘love marriage’.
Police have arrested the two sisters, while the initial statement also confirmed that the suspected women had killed their father.
According to police, the incident took place six days ago in the suburb of Peshawar within the limits of the Khazana Police Station in Larama.
ASP Khan Zeeb of the Khazana and Chamkani police stations told the BBC that Abdullah, the son of the deceased Mushtaq Ahmed, filed a report at the police station last Friday that his father committed suicide for unknown reasons.
He further stated after the initial investigation of the police and it turned out that it was probably not suicide but a murder case.
After further investigation and the statements of the victim’s two daughters, Khatman and Sabia were recorded, it became known that Mushtaq Ahmed did not commit suicide but he was killed. In addition, both his daughters later confessed to the murder.
The deceased is reported to be 55 years old and had been feeding his wife and children by running an auto-rickshaw.
According to police, the victim’s 22-year-old daughter and suspect Sabia wanted to marry a married man, but her father refused.
The other sister, 18-year-old Khatman, who according to police shot her father and is also arrested in the case, was in favor of her sister and often talked to the man over the phone.
Day of Incident
When contacted, Brother Abdullah of the accused told the BBC that he was not present at the home on the day his father was killed. Upon arriving home, however, the sisters told him that his father had shot himself and committed suicide.
According to him, his father beat up Sabiya on the same day the incident took place. However, when the younger sister, Khatman, came to know about it, she went and picked up the pistol and pulled it at her father.
Abdullah said his father had no idea his daughter could ever shoot him. He kept saying to her daughter repeatedly to drop the pistol and hand it over to him, but, the suspect kept saying that don’t come forward and suddenly two bullets were fired during the discussion which left his father dead on the spot.
According to police, they were suspected of murder when the victim’s age was known and all information about the incident was taken.
Suicide is generally less prevalent in people around the age of 50 or older because at that age a person has enough life experience, said police.
According to police, in most cases of suicide, only one bullet is used, but since two bullets were fired in this incident, suspicion arose from it and later the real facts came out.
The deceased Mushtaq Ahmed has six daughters and two sons while two of his daughters have been married.
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