Man who killed wife for ‘honour’ decade ago slays second for same reason

Published: August 17, 2016
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The accused has reportedly confessed to killing his wife in the name of honour on Tuesday night after a heated argument broke out between them, police said, adding the object used in the murder has also been recovered. STOCK PHOTO

The accused has reportedly confessed to killing his wife in the name of honour on Tuesday night after a heated argument broke out between them, police said, adding the object used in the murder has also been recovered. STOCK PHOTO

KARACHI: Police said on Wednesday that a man had killed his wife for “honour” in Karachi’s SITE area.

Rahim Dad slit his wife’s throat with a sharp object at Bara Qabristan area of SITE Town over suspicion that Fouzia, mother of his three children, had illicit relations with another man, police told The Express Tribune. The suspect has reportedly confessed to killing his wife for “honour” on Tuesday night after a heated argument broke out between them, police said, adding the object used in the murder has also been recovered.

British woman’s first husband confesses to killing her in Pakistan

According to sources, Dad had killed his first wife 15 years ago for the same reason. A case has been registered against him and further investigations are underway.

Incidents of “honour killings” have been on the rise in Pakistan with the government set to pass a bill aimed at curbing such incidents. Rights groups and politicians have been calling for tougher laws to tackle perpetrators of violence against women in the country and the move follows a slew of high-profile killings in the country.

Earlier this month, the former spouse of a Bradford beautician, who became the victim of a suspected “honour killing” in Jhelum in July, confessed to strangling her. The killing followed the murder of social media starlet Qandeel Baloch by her brother which stoked international shock and revulsion.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • vinsin
    Aug 17, 2016 - 5:36PM

    Pakistan is an Islamic state. Punishment for Adultery is death.Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    Aug 17, 2016 - 5:49PM

    That it self shows Pakistan is still in stone age era. Where killing is all about faithRecommend

  • Hypocrite
    Aug 17, 2016 - 6:01PM

    He is a big liar otherwise Something must be wrong with this guy that his wives keep on having illicit relations one after the other.Recommend

  • nadeem
    Aug 17, 2016 - 6:21PM

    And why was he let go after the first murder?Recommend

  • Zach
    Aug 17, 2016 - 6:50PM

    Without proof? Shows your knowledge of the subject. @vinsin: Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Aug 17, 2016 - 8:34PM

    Something is seriously wrong wth himself , if both his wives are looking out for partners elsewhere . what is he depriving them from ?Recommend

  • mastishhk
    Aug 17, 2016 - 9:26PM

    The dude is now on a hat-trick !Recommend

  • kdp
    Aug 17, 2016 - 10:52PM

    @vinsin:
    For women only. Man can have 4 wives !!Recommend

  • siesmann
    Aug 17, 2016 - 11:34PM

    Wouldn’t have happened had he been punished the first time.He will be pardoned by family again ,and he will go shopping for another prey.Recommend

  • Athiest
    Aug 17, 2016 - 11:54PM

    @kdp, one of the great perks being a muslim man. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Aug 18, 2016 - 12:03AM

    @nadeem:
    As Albert Einstein put it: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe”.Recommend

  • Pukar
    Aug 18, 2016 - 12:06AM

    Why regret, you can also join the club, it’s open for all and sundry.@Athiest: Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 18, 2016 - 12:50AM

    The law to combat this crime, promised by the PM at a public event………has still to see the light of day. Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Aug 18, 2016 - 1:13AM

    The man must be a lunatic and suffering from “doubt”disease. When the bill be passed GOD knows at present the government is trying to save their skinRecommend

  • MK
    Aug 18, 2016 - 3:07AM

    Although I am usually amused by the influx of Indian comments slinging mud on these articles, I must admit as a Pakistani that in most other countries this guy would be called a serial killer, and treated like one, too. Recommend

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