Pregnant woman, husband killed for 'honour' in Faisalabad

Postmortem report reveals that deceased Aqsa was pregnant and was to deliver the baby in four days


Shamsul Islam June 18, 2016
Pakistani human rights activists hold placards during a protest in Islamabad against 'honour killings' on May 29, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

FAISLABAD: A pregnant woman and her husband became victims of “honor killing” Friday night in the suburbs of Faisalabad.

The deceased identified as Muhammad Shakil, 30, and Aqsa, 26, were allegedly killed for ‘honour’ by the latter’s brother who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.

Shakil who lived in Chak No. 41 JB worked as Naib Qasid at a government school whereas his wife Aqsa worked as a lady health visitor in Rural Health Centre. The couple had married four years ago.

According to details, three days ago Aqsa’s brother along with her mother, maternal uncle and another accomplice barged into the couple’s house, mercilessly beating them and afterwards took the couple to an unidentified location.

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On the complaint of Shakil’s father, Khushi Muhammad, Thikriwala Police Station registered a case of abduction against Asima, Muavia, Majeeda Bibi, Khalid and Khawar.

However, Thursday night bodies of Aqsa and Shakil were recovered from Gujra-Jang Branch canal.

An autopsy revealed that the deceased were killed by gun fires on their head. Visible marks of injuries were also found on their bodies.

The postmortem report also showed that Aqsa was pregnant and was to deliver the baby in four days.

Inspector Muhammad Waris of Police Station, Thikriwala said the abduction case has now been converted into murder charges under Section 302 of PPC against the accused.

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So far, only Khawar has been arrested by the police while others have managed to flee, the police official said.

Meanwhile, Gojra Police have buried the bodies of the victims of the ‘honour killing’ as the couple’s parents did not receive the corpses.

 

COMMENTS (2)

Rajasthani | 5 years ago | Reply its a triple murder. they killed the poor baby as well.
numbersnumbers | 5 years ago | Reply Wow, Another honour killing makes the world news to polish up the global image of Pakistan! If this was an Olympic sport Pakistan would be guaranteed a podium finish!
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