‘Honour’ killing: Man and his friends axe his wife

Published: November 10, 2011
Mukhtar and 7 of his friends killed his wife after he declared her as ‘kali’.

Mukhtar and 7 of his friends killed his wife after he declared her as ‘kali’.


A man axed his wife with the help of his friends after declaring her to be a ‘kari’ on Wednesday.

Police officials have arrested the accused.

According to police officials, Sube Da city resident Allah Dewaya recently filed a written complaint detailing that his daughter Hajil Mai was murdered by her husband Mukhtar Ahmed. Dewaya told police officials that Mukhtar Ahmed, 22, used to torture and beat his daughter Hajil Mai. “He kept accusing her of having had an affair even though he usually kept her locked up in the house for the duration of their marriage,” he said.

On Tuesday, Ahmed allegedly announced to their neighbourhood that his wife was a ‘kari’ and had an affair with their neighbour, Waleed. Waleed is said to have fled after the accusation.

Ahmed and seven of his friends slaughtered his wife in the courtyard of their house with sickles, knives and an axe.

Police officials said that there were several eyewitnesses. “He announced what he was going to do and because he is a landlord, we were too scared to interfere. Someone called the police though,” said a local resident Ashraf.

Neighbours told police officials that a few weeks ago Mukhtar had turned his wife out of the house and she had begun staying with her parents.

“He brought her back home a week ago but locked her up again,” said a neighbour Nazia.

Police said that there were conflicting accounts of the murder as several villagers said that they had witnessed the slaughter and others said that the girl had committed suicide.

“We have sent the body for an autopsy,” police official Rahman said.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2011. 

Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelt Kari. The correction has been made.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • csmann
    Nov 10, 2011 - 4:38AM

    i am sure the issue of suicide and murder will be decided soon by the medical examiner;i hope ,the murderers get the wrath of ‘kali’ in the way of legal punishment to these beasts.


  • Nov 10, 2011 - 4:42AM

    Have no words….


  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Nov 10, 2011 - 11:04AM

    A friend in need is a friend indeed. But unfortunately not these ones.


  • Amjad
    Nov 10, 2011 - 11:49AM

    Sad that Muslim people never change. An Afghani man in Canada is currently on trial for killing his wife and three daughters in a so called honour killing.


  • Ayesha Ahmad
    Nov 10, 2011 - 12:03PM

    these psychos need to get a life!


  • JaySabir
    Nov 10, 2011 - 12:25PM

    @Amjad: Barbarians have nothing to do with Islam or being Muslims. Islam teaches peace. Its a misery that people like us are deviating from its actual teaching and when we get stumbled on our ways, we point our fingers to Islam.


  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Nov 10, 2011 - 1:11PM


    Islam teaches peace

    Teaching/preaching is fine, but, it’s the practicing part that often that fails.


  • Ali
    Nov 10, 2011 - 1:37PM

    @JaySabir: you are right man, Islam is a religion of peace.


  • Mansoor
    Nov 10, 2011 - 2:22PM

    We also need to see both what sort of values a certain ideology or religion as well as culture may promote. Why we don’t find honour killings among buddhists (or Christians) and why only among Muslims? Whether Islam preaches peace or not does not matter: I’m more concerned with what happens in practice and that’s what matters.


  • JaySabir
    Nov 10, 2011 - 2:53PM

    @Yuri Kondratyuk:

    Teaching/preaching is fine, but, it’s the practicing part that often that fails.

    thats what i am talking about, these failures are because of misguidance from the actual teachings of Islam. Practices like this have nothing to do Islam. i don’t know why such issues are associated to Islam every time.


  • mentelisco
    Nov 10, 2011 - 4:04PM

    these sick traditions are from our culture not religion, we are heavily influenced by hindu culture that has “sati” and several other demeaning traditions.


  • Nov 10, 2011 - 4:50PM

    its a shame most of these people are born into this and taught from the time they are a child this is right;its a society of men that wants to dominate .useing there so called religion as an excuse. these poor women are scared to death of being killed . how horrible this must be for them.I do believe some how these people will be judged for this. the sad part is the women is traped an cant get away;


  • gk
    Nov 10, 2011 - 5:30PM

    aren’t you all against hindu culture naa??? then why here only??


  • Persian
    Nov 10, 2011 - 6:06PM

    What happened to CIA/RAW/MOSSAD? How come they weren’t involved in this?


  • Liz
    Nov 10, 2011 - 7:38PM

    These are sick men who need medical/mental attention.
    no matter how illiterate a person is, only a mentally sick person would go the extra mile to kill someone.
    unfortunately the desi wives are too scared to step up against their husbands if they face any violence or abuse..and in the end, they end up being killed or burned.


  • Lauren
    Nov 11, 2011 - 11:14PM

    As long as muslims continue to kill anyone who leaves islam,try to force sharia law on the world, teach their children to hate anyone who isn’t a muslim, move to western countries and live off of taxpayer money, marry young girls, etc. I’ll never believe that islam is peaceful.


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