Armed assailants shot dead three persons including two real brothers and their sister over love marriage dispute here early Tuesday morning.

According to details, Zulfiqar, a resident of Rungpur area contracted love marriage with a girl against the consent of her family a couple of weeks ago.

The girl family annoyed the marriage and asked the youth’s family to return the girl but they rejected the proposal.

On Tuesday morning armed men from the girl family barged into her house and opened indiscriminate fire at the family members who were asleep. Resultantly three people identified as Zulfiqar, Masood and Tasleem Bibi were killed on the spot.

The attackers managed to escape from the scene after committing triple murder.

The bodies were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities and later handed over to the family after autopsy. The police registered a case against the murders.