LAHORE: A woman has fallen victim to what is believed to be another case of honour killing in the provincial capital on Saturday.
According to police, Khalil, the father of the victim, strangled his daughter to death reportedly for the sake of honour. SHO Shalimar Ghulam Bari said they received a call in the morning that a murder had been committed.
The cops rushed to the spot and found the victim lying dead on a cart, covered with a cloth. The team examined the crime scene and collected forensic evidence.
The SHO said that he observed marks around the neck. Police transferred the corpse to the morgue and took Khalil into custody. The victim had been married for a few years, but took a divorce a year ago.
Khalil, while talking to the media, said that his daughter eloped without her parents’ consent. “No can bear such a disgrace at the hands of their daughter. So, I killed her,” he confessed.
Incidents of honour killing have become far too frequent in the country. A report of Aurat Foundation, compiled in 2016, showed that most of such cases were being reported in Punjab.
A report compiled of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan stated that at least 8,393 cases of honour crimes had been committed throughout Pakistan from January 1, 2014 to January 1, 2017.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2017.