MARDAN: A father shot dead his daughter here on Friday in Shakar Tangi area in the jurisdiction of Jabbar police station in Mardan district.

Recorded her statement before the police, Baspari, mother of the deceased girl, said that her daughter was busy in work when her father entered home and shot her dead.

She expressed unawareness as why her husband shot dead his daughter Neelam, 15. As murder case has been registered against the alleged killer who fled after committing the crime.

Women rights activists Shad Begum said most of such cases, in which women are killed for honour, goes unreported or relatives try to hide the truth so that they could later forgive the alleged killer. She said that police can investigate such kind of cases on its own.