Islamabad: A man shot dead his mother in a courtroom in Pakistan`s Punjab province in what was described by officials as an "honour killing".
Muhammad Rafiq killed his mother Ghulam Bibi yesterday in the court of Magistrate Saeed Raza in Arifwala, a town located 210 km southeast of Lahore.
Rafiq had suspected that his mother and sister Abida Bibi had illicit relations with a man named Shahbaz Ahmad.
After Abida Bibi married Shahbaz Ahmad against the wishes of Rafiq and their father Nazir Ahmad, the father and son forcibly took her away from her home.
On Monday, Shahbaz Ahmad filed a petition seeking the recovery of his wife Abida.
However, Additional Sessions Judge Tariq Mehmood Bajwa sent Abida with her mother Ghulam Bibi.
On Tuesday, Ghulam Bibi and Abida came to the court of Magistrate Saeed Raza and filed a petition for them to be sent to the Darul Aman, a state-run women`s home.
While the hearing was underway, Rafiq came to the courtroom and shot his mother.
A court official caught Rafiq, who was then handed over to police.