LAHORE

Two women were shot dead by their relatives in the name of honour in different parts of the provincial metropolis on Monday, police sources said.

A youth forced his entry into the house of his uncle in Munir Town, Hanjarwal, and shot dead his 22-year-old cousin, identified as Adeela Batool, after a brief altercation. The alleged killer, Taseer Haider, fled the crime scene instantly. The police reached the spot and removed the body to the morgue for autopsy. Police are yet to ascertain the motives behind the gruesome killing. However, investigators say they believe the young woman was killed over an affair. Further investigation was underway.

In another incident, a man shot dead his wife allegedly over an affair in Kot Lakhpat area.

The family told the police that Akram exchanged harsh words with his wife Firdous Bibi at their house in Bhatti Colony. The man took out gun and opened fire at his wife, resulting in her on-the-spot death. The killer immediately fled the crime scene. According to police, the man killed his wife on suspicion of developing an affair with someone.

Police have removed the body to the morgue for autopsy. Firdous had tied her knot with Akram a couple of years ago. The relations between the couple were not cordial as they used to quarrel frequently.