Pak Journalist Shot Dead By Husband For Not Quitting Job: Police

Urooj Iqbal was associated with a Urdu daily and was entering her office in central Lahore when her husband Dilawar Ali shot her in the head, leaving her dead, a senior police officer said.

Pak Journalist Shot Dead By Husband For Not Quitting Job: Police

The journalist's husband shot her in the head, police said (Representational)

Lahore:

A 27-year-old female Pakistani journalist was killed on Monday allegedly by her husband, also a scribe, for not quitting her job.

The couple got married seven months ago but then the relations turned sour soon, according to an FIR.

Urooj Iqbal was associated with a Urdu daily and was entering her office in central Lahore when her husband Dilawar Ali shot her in the head, leaving her dead, a senior police officer said.

"We have registered an FIR against the victim's husband working in another Urdu daily, on the complaint of Urooj's brother Yasir Iqbal," Muhammad said.

In the FIR, Yasir Iqbal said her sister had a love marriage with Ali seven months ago but soon after their relation turned sour over various domestic issues, including Ali's repeated demand of quitting her job.

He said that Ali used to torture Urooj over the issue and recently had got a complaint lodged against Ali.

However, no action was taken by the police, he said.

Urooj, a crime reporter, was living in a room adjacent to the newspaper office in the same building after her relation with her husband deteriorated.

Police said it has obtained the CCTV footage and had sent it for forensic analysis.

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