KASUR - The murder of a 30-year-old man after abduction turned out to be an honour killing incident on Monday.

Shafiq, 30, resident of Basti Dhenga Wali received a phone call on the night of Feb 2. Someone on other side of the call had allegedly acquaintance with Shafiq and he asked him to come out of the house. Shafiq went outside and did not return. His family and neighbours searched him everywhere but failed to find him.

Shabbir Ahmed, Shafiq's brother got an abduction case registered with Kanganpur police the next day (Feb 3). The police launched investigation and arrested Waseem on suspicion. During interrogation, Waseem confessed to the crime saying Shafiq had illicit relations with his sister.

He said that he had forbidden Waseem from the evil act but he lent a deaf ear to his warnings. "So, I along with my friends planned to kill Shafiq. We made a phone call to Shafiq on the night of Feb 2 and asked him to come out of the house.

He came out and we lured him to nearby fields where we tortured him and then strangled him," he said. The police arrested the co-accused on identification of Waseem and launched investigation.

TWO KILLED SEPARATELY

Two persons were killed in different incidents here the other day.

According to police, Ali was travelling in train. He was standing at the exit door of a train cabin. Near Changa Manga Bridge, he received a shove at his back and lost balance. He fell off the train and crushed under its wheels.

In another incident, a tractor-trolley driver, Abdul Majid, was electrocuted. He was on the way to Hujra Shah Muqeem on a sugarcane-laden tractor-trolley. Near Ellahabad Bypass, he received severe electric shocks and died after the vehicle he was driving touched dangling electricity wires. Locals protested against the Lesco after the incident.

WOMEN SWINDLE MAN

OUT OF JEWELLERY

A jeweller was swindled out of gold jewellery worth Rs500,000 at Ellahabad Bazaar here the other day. Bilal was at his jewellery shop when two women came and swindled him out of 9-10 tola gold ornaments worth Rs0.5 million. Ellahabad police were investigating.