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

Police say Rahim Dad slit his wife’s throat over the suspicion that his wife had illicit relations with another man


Our Correspondent August 17, 2016
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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MK | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend 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.
syed & syed | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend 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 skin
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