Honour killing reported from Lot Oveer. A teenager girl and a young man have been killed in Upper Chitral in the name of honour, local police confirmed to ChitralToday on Saturday.
District Police Officer (DPO) Upper Chitral Zulfiqar Ahmed Tanoli confirmed the incident, saying the girl and the young man were killed in Lot Oveer, a far-flung area of the district.
“Unknown persons shot and killed the 18-year-old girl and the 23-year-old man,” he said, adding the police have handed over the dead bodies to the relatives after a postmortem.
Both the girl and the man were unmarried. They were sitting beside an agricultural field when they were fired upon on Friday.
“We have registered an FIR of the killing on the complaint of the police,” the DPO said, adding police have started investigations into the honour killing incident.
“At the moment, we have little information but hopefully we will soon arrest the killer,” the DPO added.
A police official at the Oveer police station, in whose limits the killing happened, told ChitralToday that empties had been recovered from the crime scene.
“The girl and man were sitting in the fields when they were attacked and killed,” the policeman added.
He said both the girl and the man were residents of the Oveer village, adding families of the victims were not cooperating with the police and they even did not bother to register an FIR of the incident.
He added that the police investigators suspected that relatives were behind the killing.
“Investigations are underway but no arrest has been made yet,” he maintained.
It may be noted that a number of murder cases have been reported in the area of Oveer in the recent past.
The death of a 15-year-old boy in 2018 in the area also created suspicions and police and the Child Protection Unit (CPU) carried out their investigations. Later, the CPU declared that the teenage boy had committed suicide.