PESHAWAR – A man in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital city shot dead his two teenage daughters while they were about to escape the house on Saturday night.

Amjad Ali, brother of the girls, lodged an FIR with Peshawar’s Banamarhi Police against his father Abdul Ghani, stating that he had killed his daughters Shamim Bibi, 18 and Noreen Bibi, 14 to save the family’s ‘honour’.

The killer fled immediately after shooting the girls dead in Peshawar’s Achar Kalay area. Police have registered an FIR and are searching for him, the Express Tribune reported.

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According to police officials, Ghani suspected that the two girls were having an affair.

A few days ago, Noreen had left the house and had come back after three days. “Around midnight on Saturday, the girls were trying to escape from the house when Ghani woke up and opened fire on them,” the police was told by the complainant.

At least two dozen women have been killed in the province in the first eight months of this year as compared to 44 such murders in 2016.