An 18-year-old was shot dead by her paternal uncle in Rawalpindi on Friday for turning down a marriage proposal, reported Express News.
The suspect, Niaz, allegedly killed his niece, Mahrukh, in Fauji Colony. A case has been filed against the suspect on the complaint of Mahrukh’s father and the body has been sent to a hospital for an autopsy, police said.
Such incidents are extremely common in Pakistan.
In February, a middle-aged woman was shot dead at her home in Karachi’s Orangi Town for rejecting a marriage proposal for her daughter. Her daughter too was injured in the attack.
In March, A teenage orphan was allegedly sexually assaulted by her relative after she refused to marry him.
Last year in June, a 19-year-old woman, Maria Sadaqat, was tortured and then set on fire by a group of men in a village near Murree for refusing to marry a man. She was a teacher at a private school in Dhok Kallar in Lower Dewal.
Police and locals said five men tortured Sadaqat at her home after she returned from work. They said one of the attackers worked at the same school as the victim.
The attackers thrashed her, pour petrol over her, and set her on fire. She cried for help but had already suffered massive injuries when neighbours, who lived at a reasonable distance, were able to get to her.