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Teenage girl, young man killed for honour: police


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.
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  1. Mari says

    If the honour is so worthy for the man, why he does not take it own. Why such a precious thing is shouldered by a woman. We women have shouldered it too much for so long, Men come forward, own it and show us how to hold it.

  2. Nadir Khan says

    Whether anyone registers an FIR from the side of the girl or the boy or not, it makes no difference when it is confirmed that it is a honor killing..As the DPO has confirmed it is, under new law the state is the complainant. This law has been made to rule out any possibility of a compromise or patch up between the two families in a later stage.
    But keeping the law aside, it is the duty of every sane person to expose all those who support or try to suppress or conceal such heinous crime in society. We make loud noise when some girl dances or sings and cobsider it a danger to our culture but when human blood is shed for no reason we remain silent and adopt an ostrich like attitude. Where is your bullshit culture? Should we Chitralis still continue daydreaming that we are very civilized people? This is the biggest hypocrisy what I see today no one coming forward to condemn the gruesome incident and even some people trying to hush it up.
    We are such a hypocrite and shameless lot.

  3. Gul jee says

    Unfortunate ,vary sad and strongly condemnable shameful act.This is a barbaric way of taking away two young lives without any know crime.There is no any law,any religion or any sects recognized this horrible action,specially in Islam its completely against the basic law and concept of humanity.To kill one is equal to kill whole Humanity.Our lovely Prophet Muhammad pbuh even forgive their enemies.Its a challenge test case for Mohtaram DPO Upper Chitral, Mr. Tanoli and we expect that according to the law the culprits must be arrest ASAP and justice must be fulfilled.Our heartfelt condolences and sorrows with the both families and we pray to Almighty Allah for their souls may rest in eternal peace.(Ameen).we understand its vary hard and shaking occasion for the families and the area too.we also appeal the educated and informed people of the area please don’t be scared and come forward tell the police the information if you having any this is absolutely way of Islam .Gawahi chupana gunah this way it will easy for police to reach the criminals.Allah ham sab ke madad karay .

  4. Mohammad Ilyas Khwaja says

    Here in Chitral town local committees were heard of working for the control of illegal affairs and with the help of admins and religious scholars couples caught were being married if they were or at least the female was unmarried. This was a nice move and would keep the atmosphere clean.
    If both are unmarried then killing them is against Islamic rules that are followable. Personal pride and honour should not be beyond Islamic values.
    The real question is that a formal criminal code of our own should be prepared. The one we follow is of the last English Colonial Rule of 1860. It is not to shout that O, honour killing has occurred; why occurred? because we have no Islamic and justifiable code on the run. If one complains that a man is sitting with a woman alone in the farm, tell me, who will do what to them?

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