Sadar Muridke police has claimed to have traced the murderers of a couple and has arrested the deceased woman’s father and brother on the charge of honour killing.
An official told The Express Tribune that Naseem bibi had married Idrees secretly and disappeared from the house six months ago. According to Sub-Inspector Muhammad Afzal, accused Bashir and his son Naveed of stabbing Idrees to death.
A case has been registered against both of the accused. The girl’s body was also recovered from a pond in Gharyal. According to police, both the accused confessed their crime stating that it was a matter of ‘honour’. After completing physical remand at the Sadar Muridke police station, both the accused are to be handed over to the Tatlay Wali police station for further interrogation, where a case has also been registered against them.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 14th, 2011.