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Tuesday Feb 25 2020

Kohat: Couple shot dead for marrying by choice, say police

KOHAT: A couple was shot dead by the woman's relatives allegedly for marrying by their own choice here in the Doctor Banda neighbourhood, police said Tuesday.

The double homicide occurred when the couple visited the woman's home to meet her family and her relatives opened fire, killing them both, police said. Both bodies were shifted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) hospital fr post-mortem.

The suspects, however, fled the crime scene, police added, noting that raids were being carried out to search for and arrest them.

The newlyweds got married almost a month ago against their families' wishes.