Hira, 19, Blackmailed, Abused by ‘Jilted’ Brother-in-Law, Shot Dead, 3 Days Before Wedding in Lahore

Hira Riaz, 19, shot dead outside her house just 3 days before her marriage in Gulberg area of Lahore on Friday 22 November 2019, by her own brother-in-law who wanted to marry her.

Hira, 19, Blackmailed, Abused by 'Jilted' Brother-in-Law, Shot Dead, 3 Days Before Wedding in Lahore

Hira, 19, Blackmailed, Abused by ‘Jilted’ Brother-in-Law, Shot Dead, 3 Days Before Wedding in Lahore

Hira Riaz, 19, daughter of Riaz Hussain was shot dead on Gurumangat Road of Gulberg 3, Lahore after she was allegedly dragged on motorbike by her brother-in-law Ehsan Asghar and later shot dead on road side after arguments.

Riaz Hussain father of Hira Riaz, filed a case with police to investigate the murder of her daughter. Police traced out the killer by tracing mobile phone data of Hira.

Murderer Ehsan Asghar son of Asghar Ali resident of Mian Town, Awan Chowk, Gujranwala is married to elder sister of Hira and father of two children and owns a milk shop at his native town.

Police claimed that the suspect revealed during investigation that he had developed a relationship with the Hira about 2 years ago. He was blackmailing her into paying money and threatening her with releasing her compromising videos he had recorded of her if she refused to pay.

Hira’s family got suspicious about her secret relation with brother-in-law, to save their honour and save marriage of their elder girl they decided to marry Hira as soon as possible.

Parents arranged her marriage and as soon the marriage news broke with Ehsan Asghar, he

forced the victim to sell her jewellery to pay him money and was also pressuring her to refuse her marriage.

The investigation further revealed that the suspect had contacted the girl over 12,000 times in two months. He threaten her to divorce her sister in order to marry her.

Moreover, he immediately went to Gujranwala after murdering the girl and then returned to offer condolences when the family gathered in Lahore.

The suspect had asked the girl to elope with him so that the two could marry and forced to meet her outside just days before marriage, which the victim girl manged to go outside house by pretending to donate money in a near by mosque.

On incident night, Ehsan cam to Lahore, forced her to come outside and later when the deceased went to answer the doorbell. She was dragged out of her house and taken to a nearby park where both argued and shot her six times, left her dead on the scene.

Ehsan immediately went to Gujranwala after murdering the girl and then returned to offer condolences when the family gathered in Lahore.

He confessed killing her out of anger for marry someone else, ‘I opened one fire on her in anger and as soon as i realize, if she survived, she will reveal the secrete relation between two, I shot her 5 times more’, Ehsan confessed in a video statement.

Police filed a murder case and obtained physical remand of the suspect to further investigate the case and also recovered the pistol he used to kill her sister-in-law, a cousin from maternal aunt.