Father kills daughter, her lover in Paktika
SHARANA (Pajhwok): A father has killed his daughter and a young man over alleged ‘illicit relationship’ in the Yusufkhel district of southeastern Paktika province, family sources said on Tuesday.
Sayedullah, a relative of the girl’s family, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Mashkhil village late on Monday.
The boy and the girl were found together inside the girl’s house and were shot dead by the girl’s father and their bodies were put outside the house.
Haji Mateen, a tribal elder in nearby Mula Khalo village, identified the slain young man as Salam Khan, son of Asmatullah Khan, residents of Ginokhil village in Omna district. He said Salam Khan worked in the land authority department.
Another member of the girl’s family said first the boy was stabbed with a knife and then strangled. The two bodies were handed to police two days after their killing.
Dr. Chinar, the civil hospital director, confirmed the two bodies had been brought to the hospital.
Police also confirmed the incident, but said no one had been so far arrested and an investigation was underway.
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