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.
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.