Man suffocates teenage daughter for 'honour' in Islamabad

Police say the man called them and admitted to have committed the crime, leading to his arrest


Arsalan Altaf March 28, 2017
Police say the man called them and admitted to have committed the crime, leading to his arrest. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A man* suffocated his 16-year-old daughter* in the Golra suburb of Islamabad because he suspected she was in a relationship with a boy in the neighbourhood.

The police said the suspect called them himself a little before noon on Tuesday and was arrested soon afterwards.

"The man, a father of six, killed his daughter by choking her and then called 15 to inform the police of his crime," a homicide investigator told The Express Tribune.

The officer added that trouble had been brewing in the family for the last two to three days over the issue.

Woman stabbed to death ‘by in-laws’ for honour in Lahore

The body was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where the doctors confirmed that the girl was suffocated to death. "There was bruising on her neck and signs of light bleeding from her lips. It seems the girl's throat and mouth were squeezed, which led to her death," a doctor said.

Doctors also collected samples from the girl's stomach, liver and spleen and sent them for a chemical examination to determine the cause of death.

On Monday, a beauty salon owner was stabbed to death, allegedly by her in-laws, who doubted her character. The victim, identified as Farzana Bibi, ran a beauty parlour in the main bazaar in Amar Sadhu Chungi, Lahore, according to the local police.

* Names withheld to protect identity

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Chhota Shikoh | 4 years ago | Reply Honour has been restored....NOT !
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