PESHAWAR - Four persons, including two women, were shot dead and two others sustained injuries in Shaheen Town area at University Road on Thursday, police said.

They said those killed were identified as Bab Bebi, wife of Hazrat Shah, Kainat, wife of Jamal, Sabihullah, son of Tahirullah and Bilal, son of Hazrat Shah, while the injured persons included Jamal and Kiramat.

An official of Tehkal Police Station said that some armed men had broken into the house at about 2:00 am and sprayed all the family members with bullets while they were asleep.

According to FIR, a complainant Neelum accused Fatima and Zulfiqar alias Kiti, residents of Ganj, of killing the people.

The official said that Kainat had married Jamal against the will of her parents, which had infuriated her entire family, which wanted to kill the couple. However, Jamal survived the attack.

The injured were rushed to Khyber Teaching Hospital, where condition of the wounded persons was stated to be stable. FIR was registered with Tehkal Police Station against the accused but they could not be arrested so far.