BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
GILGIT: Gunmen ambushed a couple at a market in Gahkuch town of Giizer valley, killing both of them for honour.
The tragic incident occurred on Monday at Gahkuch, which is headquarter of district Ghizer of G-B. the attack occurred at a time when shopping was at its peak.
The assailants however managed to flee after the assassination, creating panic in the town.
According to locals, Zahir Shah and her wife died instantly as they had received multiple wounds on head and face.
Ahmed, a resident of Bubar valley of Ghizer had married a woman 10 months back against the will of his family. Her wife was from Sharote, a nearby village. “Zubair and her wife had done court marriage as their families were against it,” said a local, adding the relatives of the woman were infuriated over her decision.
The number of assailants was reportedly two who were attacked the couple after recognizing them.
According to police, station house officer [SHO] police Amjad Hussain rushed to the spot with his team soon after the incident but failed to capture the killers. Police registered a case after bodies were shifted to district headquarter hospital Ghizer for postmortem.
Published in Outpost on August 12, 2015