Woman axed to death over ‘honour’ in Lahore

Published: March 25, 2019
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: A woman was killed over ‘honour’ in the provincial capital after marrying of her own free will on Sunday. He sister was also injured in the incident. Reportedly, 30-year-old Uzma had married of her own free will a days ago.

However, her brothers identified as Azhar and Qasim were angered by her decision. On the day of the incident, the victim went to her parent’s home to meet them. However, her brothers attacked her with an axe, injuring her severely. She was unable to survive the attack. The victim’s sister Tehmina also sustained injuries while trying to shield her. Police have arrested the culprits and are currently investigating the incident.

Separately, the body of a 17-year-old boy, who had gone missing a few days ago in Kahna, was found in a field on Sunday. The victims, identified as Sanwal, had gone to the store to buy groceries when he went missing.

The family filed a police report after they were unable to locate him. Police stated that the cause of death and motive will be ascertained after an autopsy report and further investigations.

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