Teenage girl shot dead by father at Karachi city court over 'honour': police.

A 19-year-old girl was shot dead over 'honour' by her father at the gates of Karachi City Court on Monday for marrying of her free will, according to City Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shabbir Ahmed Sethar.

The incident left Head Constable Imran Zaman, 40, and another person - 20-year-old Wajid Kaleem - injured. Both the injured were taken to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi along with the girl's body, the SSP told Dawn.com.

SSP Sethar said the suspect behind the firing - Ameer Jan Mehsud, 65 - was arrested and a weapon recovered from him.

Pirabad Station House Officer (SHO) Mukhtiar Ahmed Panhwar said that the medical condition of Zaman was out of danger.

A first information report (FIR) of the murder was not filed by the time this story was published.

Panhwar said the investigators - including Zaman - had brought the girl to the court to record her statement under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (recording of confessions and statements) when the incident occurred.

The police official deployed at the court entrance has been suspended over charges of negligence, the SHO added.

SSP Sethar said, 'The suspect was chasing [the girl]. When she reached Gate 4 of City Courts, the...

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