NOWSHERA: A man was shot dead in in the name of honour in Khweshgi Payan area of Nowshera on Tuesday, police said.

Jibran Khan, who had entered marriage with a girl, Ulfat, without the permission of her family on 1 October, was coming back to his home after appearance in the District Courts Nowshera, when brothers of the girl allegedly opened fire on him, leaving him dead on the spot. Three other people also sustained injuries in the firing who were taken to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. The body of Jibran was handed over to his family after post-mortem.

The father of Ulfat had filed a case against Jibran in Nowshera Kalan Police Station after the marriage according to their own free will. Jibran and Ulfat were arrested by the police, but Ulfat refused to go with her parents after which she was shifted to Darul Aman in Mardan.