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Man kills sister and grandmother in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A man killed his sister and 100-year-old grandmother after a heated argument in Pakistan's province, in an apparent case of honour killing, according to a media report.

Police said that the suspect, identified as Sufyan, opened fire at his two sisters in city. His paternal grandmother intervened to resolve the matter but he killed her as well, Geo reported.

The bodies and the injured sister were shifted to a nearby hospital for postmortem and medical treatment respectively. The deceased have been identified as and Iqra, the report said.

Eyewitnesses told police that the case was of honour killing.

The police arrested the suspect, who had fled after the incident. A case has been registered and further investigation is under way.

Honour killings are a major menace in the rural areas of Pakistan's four provinces of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 16:10 IST