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Saira Bano

Saira Bano, shot to death, May 1, 2009

A teenage girl was killed by her brother, as she eloped with a non-Muslim man. The case was reported at the Mehmoodabad police limits. The accused brother and girl’s beloved are in police custody.

Saira Bano, 19, was shot dead by her brother in Mehmoodabad police limits. The SHO, Mehmoodabad, Aurangzeb Khattak, said that the incident was reported in Chanesar Goth, Mehmoodabad and Saira Bano was killed by her younger brother, Imran aged 15.

Imran, after committing the murder, surrendered to the police with the weapon he used to kill his sister. Later, on Friday morning, deceased Bano’s lover, Shahzad, also got himself arrested.SHO Khattak said that on April 28, 2009, Bano’s paretns visited the police station and registered an FIR claiming that their daughter was kidnapped and nominated Shahzad in the FIR. In their complaint, they stated that Bano was in a relationship with Shahzad and on the morning of April 26, she went out for some work, but did not return.

They led a search of her during which it transpired that Bano was seen with Shahzad and that he along with his friends had kidnapped their daughter. Fearing an arrest, Shahzad produced himself before the police.

While investigating the murder incident, it was found that on Friday morning, Bano called home and talked to her mother expressingher desire to return home. The mother agreed.

However, as Bano reached home she was beaten up by her father.

In the meantime, Bano’s younger brother came and started arguing with her and suddenly he whipped out his handgun, fired a single shot into Bano’s head and killed her.

Afterwards, the police reached the house and conducted legal formalities and lodged a case. Imran, in his statement to the police, said that he had killed his sister because she had eloped with a non-Muslim.


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