Man kills sister for 'honour' in Khanewal

Published: May 27, 2017
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Eighteen-year-old Amna had eloped with Muhammad Yasin and married him in a court. PHOTO: Express

Eighteen-year-old Amna had eloped with Muhammad Yasin and married him in a court. PHOTO: Express

MULTAN: A man killed his 18-year-old sister in Kacha Khuh village of Khanewal District in a yet another case of ‘honour killing’.

Muhammad Mudassir, 27, has been arrested and charged with murder, the Kacha Khuh police said.

Amna, a resident of Chak number 4, had eloped with Muhammad Yasin. The couple tied the knot in a court around two months ago.

Mudassir, Amna’s brother, was infuriated when he heard about their marriage four days later.

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One week ago, a local court (Panchayat) called both the families and after hearing their arguments, told Yasin’s family to marry off his 10-year-old sister to Mudassir.

Three days before the marriage, which was supposed to take place on Tuesday, Yasin’s father refused to give his daughter in ‘vani’ – a practice in which a woman is handed over or forcibly married to someone in return for the sins of her male relative(s).

To avenge his ‘humiliation’, Mudassir murdered his sister with an axe.

A case has been registered against him at the Kacha Khuh police station.

In 2012, a 19-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her brother in Khanewal. The case emerged when police found an exhumed body of Saima Bibi from a graveyard in her native village Nandpur on receiving a tip-off that she was killed over an alleged relationship with a boy.

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