NOWSHERA: A 12-year-old boy was shot killed in front of his mother and aunt after he refused ‘the friendship proposal’ in village Speen Kanray, Ziarat Kaka Sahib area of the district on Saturday.

According to Nowshera Kalan Police station, the accused after shooting the boy, killed himself by shooting himself in the head. The police officials further informed the media persons that the young boy, Habib Ali expired on the spot while the accused Sultanat Khan was critically injured. The doctors have shifted him to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar from District Headquarter Hospital but he succumbed to the bullet injuries on the way to the hospital.

The family members of the deceased, Habib Ali told the media persons that the accused was harassing the innocent boy for a long time and was forcing him for friendship but they have strongly warned him to stay away from Ali. The family members added that they have also informed the elected member of the village however, they could not stop him from harassing the innocent boy.

On that unfortunate day, the boy was on the way back home from his grandmother’s home, when Saltanat Khan stopped him and opened firing on him in front of her mother and aunt. Due to the firing, the 12-year-old died on the spot. After committing the gruesome murder, Saltanat Khan also shot himself in the head due to which he could not be survived.

Nowshera Kalan police station officials said that after conducting the post mortem examination and legal procedures at the district headquarter hospital, the dead body of Habib Ali has been handed over to the bereaved family. Police further added that on the complaint of the boy’s father, a case murder has been registered against Sultanat Khan, who has already killed him after committed the gruesome murder of the boy.

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