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Mian Mujahid Shah, Gulf Today
A 14-year-old boy shot dead his own mother in the name of honour outside a court in district Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
According to local media reports, one, Nesehat Bibi, wife of Zubir, resident of Naranji village, Swabi, had been brought to a court for the hearing of her case where she was granted bail by the judicial magistrate. After the bail, she was sitting in the waiting room with a lady police constable to get her documents ready when the incident happened.
According to the reports, a boy approached the lady in the waiting room and then opened fire at her, killing her on the spot. The report said that the young boy was none other than her son.
The boy tried to escape but the timely action by police led to his arrest along with the gun.
According to the reports, the woman was the mother of five boys and three girls and aged 42. Her husband lodged a report on May 25, 2021, blaming that his wife eloped with her friend and married him. Later police arrested both of them.
Police said that the accused is 14 years old and his father encouraged him to shoot his mother in the name of honour.
The shooters claimed that the woman wanted to marry her cousin Waqas, brother of Abbas, who was living in Italy but her brother opposed it. According to the report, the brother wanted her sister to marry a well-educated person, but she refused.
Wajiha Swati, a US citizen of Pakistani origin, had been missing since she arrived in Pakistan in mid-October to settle issues with her ex-husband, Rizwan Habib Bangash.
The police produced the accused in the court to seek extension in his physical remand. Magistrate Suhaib Bilal Ranjha extended the remand for two days. Jaffer is accused of killing the daughter of former ambassador Shaukat Ali Mukadam.
The official said that after going through the details of the incident, the Punjab police have decided to recommend the federal and provincial government that this “dangerous game” be banned. “It is necessary to ban the game to prevent violent acts.”
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