FAISALABAD: A man killed his niece in Mamon Kanjan on Monday night, claiming that she had “loose morals” and had brought “untold shame” on the family.
He said upon hearing the shots, neighbours gathered at the house. They saw Ayesha Bibi lying in a pool of blood and Aslam Ahmad standing next to her with a gun in his hands, he added. Ali said she was still alive but when tried to take her to a hospital Aslam threatened to shoot anyone who tried to help her.
Ali said, “Aslam Ahmad told the people that he had shot Ayesha because she had ‘loose morals’ and had brought shame on the family. She eloped with a man while her parents were arranging for her to marry her cousin.”