Honour killing: Divorced girl shot dead for ‘bringing bad name’

Published: April 14, 2012
Cousin shoots 21-year-old girl for 'being the cause of insult for his family'.

Cousin shoots 21-year-old girl for 'being the cause of insult for his family'.

LAHORE: A 21-year-old divorced girl was shot dead by her cousin who alleged that she had a suspicious character, in the locality of Dhoop Sarri in the Sheikhupura district, The Express Tribune has learnt.

The deceased girl, Mehwish, had married Imran, a resident of Bhikhi, but Imran divorced her some time ago claiming that she had a suspicious character, said Investigation Officer (IO) Nawaz Bhatti.

Police said that Karamat, cousin of the deceased, entered the house of the girl’s late father and opened fire on her after exchanging some harsh words with her and telling her that she was the cause of insult for his family.

An FIR was registered at Police Station Housing Colony on the complaint of Kausar Bibi, mother of the deceased, against Karamat on the charge of section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code, said Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Zahid Khan.

The girl was buried after an autopsy was conducted at the District Headquarter Hospital’s postmortem house, but no arrest has been made yet, the police officials stated.

The SHO and the IO claimed that various raids have been conducted in different places but all in vain, however they claimed that the accused will be arrested shortly and all possible measures have been adopted in this regard.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • NMS
    Apr 14, 2012 - 4:41PM

    There are so many reasons to be proud of Pakistan. This unfortunately is NOT one.


  • Jan
    Apr 14, 2012 - 5:16PM

    This animal should be put behind bars forever. Who is he to judge. Pathetic.


  • Mwaqar
    Apr 14, 2012 - 8:42PM

    And this coward is now hiding,typical hypocrite.


  • Amjad
    Apr 17, 2012 - 7:04AM

    @NMS: There are plenty of criminals everywhere. In Canada recently an Afghan man killed one of his illegal wives and three daughters because of his so called honour. Now he is jail and he has to protect his honour from other prisoners!


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