Woman and her husband shot dead by her own father over 'dispute' on New Year's Eve in front of terrified guests

The 55-year-old then shot himself and is in a critical condition


                            Woman and her husband shot dead by her own father over 'dispute' on New Year's Eve in front of terrified guests
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A man died in hospital a day after he and his new wife were allegedly shot dead by his father-in-law. 

Veton Musai, 29, succumbed to his grievous injuries on January 1, 2020, a day after his wife Lindita, 25, died at the scene of the crime. The couple had been attacked while they were in their home in Yarraville on December 31 morning. Lindita's father, Osman Shaptafaj, 55, is in a critical condition with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

The Victoria Police is looking into the family dispute to see what the motive behind the heinous crime was. There were other guests at the couple's home when the shooting took place. They had been found on the front porch with gunshot wounds to their upper bodies. A gun was located at the end of the street on public land.

Friends and family of the couple were left devastated as they comforted each other. As reported by Mirror, Musai's cousin took to Facebook to express his grief after the 29-year-old died due to his injuries. The relative shared, "I don't know how to put the words together... Allah knows best why things happen the way they do."

"The only thing keeping us strong is belief in God. How a father can take his own daughter's life is beyond comprehension... But the devil truly is among us. May Allah bring the two gorgeous souls together again in Jannah," he continued. 

The young couple had been married for around a year but had been together for nearly five years. Friends of the couple said that their wedding was one of the best 'they'd ever been to'. A friend of the family took to social media to share, "Such a lovely couple, such a lovely family... One of the best weddings I've been to in Australia."

Lindita was a receptionist for the Colliers International in Melbourne's CBD while her husband worked at a bank nearby.

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