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Waziristan ‘Honour’ Killing Case: 2 Relatives Of Victims Arrested

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The police officials of North Waziristan have arrested two close relatives of the girls who were killed in the name of ‘honour’ in the terrorism-hit region on Thursday, after a short mobile video of them with a young man surfaced on social media.

According to a news report published in DAWN, a police official on condition of anonymity, said: “The suspects are related to the victims; one is the father of the first girl while the other is the brother of the second girl.” He said that the arrests were made during a raid at a far-flung area in the jurisdiction of Razmak police station, in whose jurisdiction the murders were reported.

“Initial investigations show that the suspects opened fire on the victims over the video scandal. Both the suspects told police that the victims were killed and buried in their native village,” the report noted.

On Friday, the First Investigation Report (FIR) of the incident was registered with the state. According to the FIR, the incident had taken place on May 14 around 2pm at Shaam Plain Garyom, a border village of North and South Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A senior police officer in Waziristan had confirmed the incident and said that two of the three girls seen in the 52-second mobile clip had been killed. He had said that police were collecting information about the third girl and the man seen in the video. “As per the information received by police so far, the third girl and the boy are alive. At the moment, our topmost priority is to secure the life of the third girl and the man before taking any action,” the officer had said while quoting a report by the area tehsildar.

The official further said that the video in question was shot nearly a year ago but went viral on social media a few weeks ago.

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