19-year-old girl shot dead by her father

A 19-year-old Pakistani girl was reportedly shot dead by her father at the gates of a Karachi court over free-will marriage, according to police.

“The victim girl had married a man, said to be a doctor, and her father killed her for so-called honour,” the police said. Police added that the victim was shot thrice in the chest and abdomen.

During the incident, head constable Imran Zaman, 40, and another person, 20-year-old Wajid Kaleem, were also injured. Both the injured were then taken to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi along with the girl’s body, the SSP said.