Man kills wife, her ‘lover’ for honour in Dera Murad Jamali

A search operation is underway to arrest the suspect in Goth Abdul Aziz area of the Balochistan district

Our Correspondent February 16, 2018
Pakistani human rights activists hold placards during a protest in Islamabad against 'honour killings' on May 29, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: A man killed his wife and her alleged lover in the name of honour in district Dera Murad Jamali, Balochistan on Friday.

Police officials said the incident occurred in Goth Abdul Aziz area under the jurisdiction of Saddar Police Station, where Faiq Ali killed his wife, Z* and her alleged lover Sadiq Ali.

Police party rushed to the spot soon after the incident and shifted the bodies to district headquarter hospital for postmortem. The bodies were handed over to the victims' families after the legal formalities.

A case has been lodged and search operation was underway to catch the suspect.

Man kills uncle, injures aunt in 'honour killing'

The incident took place two days after the police in Karachi claimed to have solved the suspected honour killing of a man and the injury of his wife by arresting the key suspect who is believed to be the victims’ nephew.

The couple, who were originally from Balochistan, married of their free-will in Quetta around 14 months ago and were attacked by their relative on the outskirts of Karachi.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has reported an average of 650 “honour” killings annually over the past decade. But since most go unreported, the real number is likely to be much higher in the country.

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