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KARACHI: A young man and woman were murdered for taking a picture together in Karachi, it emerged on Monday.
Police said that Marina, a college student from Qasba Colony, met with her cousin and betrothed Salman in Karachi, where they snapped a selfie together.
Upon his return to Swat, Salman showed the selfie to his relatives and friends, over which the girl’s family took offence.
Police said that Marina’s father gunned down Salman in Swat first and then he returned to Karachi on November 7, where he killed his daughter as well.
Marina’s father forced her to take poison on gun point and locked her in her room.
On Nov 8, Marina was found dead in her room and she was buried the same day.
After the incident, the girl’s mother took her brother’s help and registered a case in Pirabad police station.
Upon registration of a case, police arrested Marina’s father and grandfather.
Deceased’s uncle Mohammad Zaib, in a video message, said that Marina’s father is threatening him and his sister, and they are in hiding to save their lives.
Zaib has appealed to authorities for providing them protection.