A young man in Islamabad shot his female cousin dead before taking his own life in the Soan area of Khanna police station on Monday.


The girl, a first-year student in college, had refused the boy’s marriage proposal multiple times, stating that her focus was on her studies. The family also had categorically refused to give her hand in marriage to her cousin.


As per police reports, upon rejection, Akash barged into the house of the girl and opened fire at his cousin who was studying in her room, killing her on the spot.

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Later, he turned the gun on himself and ended his life with a bullet to the head.


A report by Iftikhar Chaudhry published in the Express Tribune states that police handed the bodies over to relatives after examination while a report of the incident was registered and further investigation was underway.