http://dawn. com/2008/ 07/15/nat7. htm

 Man killed, wife injured in ‘honour operation’

 By Muhammad Faisal Ali

 LAHORE, July 14: An eight-month love-marriage of a medical college
 girl student and a wagon conductor ended at a bloody note here in
 Jamal Colony, Hanjarwal, early on Monday.

 The brothers of the girl, Rabia, took 15 to 20 minutes to kill her
 husband, Imran, besides injuring her in their ‘honour operation’.

 The woman also lost her immature eight-month- old baby when her
 brothers fired a bullet in her belly.

 The accused armed with guns, entered the house of Imran, of Jamal
 Colony, at around 2:30am, when the family was asleep.

Eyewitness Shahzad, brother of Imran, told Dawn the accused first held
 their sister at gunpoint and confined her, their uncle and two
 brothers in a room.

 The attackers then fired two bullets at Imran in front of him and his
 mother, Mukhtaran Bibi, he added. “They also fired two bullets at
 Imran’s wife Rabia. When they were about to shoot me, I begged for
 life and they spared me,” Shahzad recalled.

 The accused, before leaving the crime scene, fired in the chest of Imran to ensure his instant death and snatched two cell phones,
 Rs6,000 in cash and a gold chain. He said the accused had warned his
 mother that they would kill all of them if she recorded her statement
 to police.

 Rabia was taken to Jinnah Hospital where doctors confirmed the death
 of the pre-matured baby.

 “Imran had contracted court marriage with Rabia, a medical student and
 belonged to well-off family of the Chuhng area, nine months ago but
 the matter came into the notice of both families one-and-a-half month
 ago,” Irfan, the brother of deceased Imran, told Dawn. He said Imran
 was the driver-cum-conducto r of a wagon on Lahore-Manga Mandi route.
 Rabia, who used to commute on the wagon, developed relations with
 Imran.

 He said Rabia was studying at a medical college about which they did not
 know.

 Irfan said Rabia had spent the six months of her marriage at her
 parents’ house without revealing anything to them, but the pregnancy
 disclosed the secret to her parents. Later, she shifted to Imran’s
 house in Jamal Colony.

 A female relative of Imran told Dawn that the accused identified as
 Amjad and his brothers had warned that they would take their sister
 back.

 Two panchayats were held in the last one-and-a-half month, and on
 Monday another session was to be held but the accused ended the matter
 before the panchayat could try reconciliation.

 Irfan said Imran had received a call from the brothers of his wife
 three days ago who had called him at some unidentified place
 apparently to resolve the issue.

 He said in spite of many efforts by the accused brothers, Rabia had
 refused to leave Imran.

 Hanjarwal Station House Officer Nazir Oopal said the injured woman had
 recognised her three brothers — Amjad, Fazil and Mahboob — while two
 others were Taufail and Bhola Gujjar and all of them at large.

 He said a first information report had been lodged against the five
 people on the complaint of Imran’s mother.

 He said the couple had contracted marriage in Shahdara court, but
 Imran’s in-laws had not accepted it.

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