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June 10, 2005 13:48 IST
A farmer fatally shot two of his teenage daughters in a remote Pakistan village after one did not immediately serve him a glass of water when he returned from working in the fields, police said Friday.

The 47-year-old man shot his 18-year-old daughter for failing to give him water, and then killed his 16-year-old daughter when she tried to save her older sister, local police officer Mushtaq Warriach said.

The incident occurred Thursday evening near Sargodha, 300 km northeast of Multan, a main city in the eastern province of Punjab.

Warriach said the man told police he "felt insulted" when his daughter remained seated after he asked her to get water.

The man was to appear before a judge later Friday, he said.

Violence against women is common in Pakistan, but such killings are rare.

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