‘Honour’ Crime: Six suspects remanded to police custody  

The judicial magistrate sent them to prison on judicial remand till November 10


Our Correspondent November 05, 2016
The National Assembly passed two bills to curb the crimes of rape and honour killing

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Friday six suspects to prison in a case pertaining to the murder of a couple in the name of ‘honour’. Police said that Irfana and her cousin, Azmat, were allegedly killed by their relatives on October 25 in Madina Town, Quaidabad, following a jirga decision over their alleged extramarital affair. After the end of their physical remand, police reproduced Saeed Nawaz, Sarfaraz Khan and Umar Nawaz, brothers of the slain woman, with their uncles, Umar Hayat and Lal Qadir, and Lal Qadir’s son, Hidayatullah, before the court on Friday. The judicial magistrate (Malir) sent them to prison on judicial remand till November 10 and directed the investigation officer to submit investigation. The police, along with a medical team, will exhume the bodies of the slain couple on November 8 for post-mortem.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 5th, 2016.

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