Cousin kills bride hours before wedding because he did not want to accept groom into family

Bride (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing a bride hours before her wedding, according to police in Pakistan.

Rawalpindi police said that they have arrested Muhammad Zubair, after being accused of shooting the 27-year-old bride identified as A. B.

According to the police investigation, Zubair and the bride were cousins, and he did not accept the fact that the groom will join his family.

On Sunday afternoon, the bride was on her way to the wedding hall after leaving a beauty salon in the area.

When her car reached the university on Chakri Road, two motorcycles pulled up in front of the vehicle and blocked the vehicle.

One of the motorcyclists then fired shots at the bride. Two bullets hit her, one in the head and one in the neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.