Runaway couple murdered, bodies hung on tree in Chakwal

Published: August 23, 2012
On Eid, girl's family contacted couple over phone, assured them that they will be forgiven if they come back.

On Eid, girl's family contacted couple over phone, assured them that they will be forgiven if they come back.

CHAKWAL: A runaway couple belonging to Chakwal was murdered and their bodies were later hung from a tree, Express News reported Thursday.

Almas Khan, belonging to the Maswal area that comes under the jurisdiction of Dhandial Police Station, had married Malik Mazhar Hussain’s daughter Shamim Akhtar. The couple had eloped to Mardan.

Hussain registered a kidnapping case in the Dhandial Police Station.

On the occasion of Eid, Akhtar’s family contacted the couple over the phone and assured them that they will be forgiven if they come back.

A day before Eid, the couple came back to the village, after which they were shot at and killed. Their bodies were hung from a tree.

The police shifted the bodies to a nearby hospital and initiated investigation.

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  • concerned citizen
    Aug 23, 2012 - 1:37PM

    proof how insane our society is.. there’s no such thing as freedom; everyone wants to impose their “right” on everyone else and they would kill you for wanting to have freedom, liberty and a life for yourself.


  • numbersnumbers
    Aug 23, 2012 - 1:45PM

    More news to show the World how “civilized” Pakistan really is!


  • Hedgefunder
    Aug 23, 2012 - 2:35PM

    So much for their Honour ! Where is the honour in killing people in first place ?
    No doubt that police will investigate and take no further action due to lack of Evidence !


  • citizen
    Aug 23, 2012 - 2:52PM

    My God ! What image of Pak is being portrayed ?? Barber butchered , couple hanged , passenger slept in PIA plane and reached pairs and again back to lhr , christian girl held for blasphemy , sectarian killings . No doubt we are in deep mess :((


  • Khuram
    Aug 23, 2012 - 3:00PM

    Why are we so worried how the rest of the world would see it, why not just focus on justice and equality for our own sake.


  • Ash
    Aug 23, 2012 - 3:09PM

    I think 90% of cases like these are from Punjab province! Why is that?


  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    Aug 23, 2012 - 3:14PM

    The Apes of the Indus valley were probably more “humane” than the present inhabitants.


  • Aryabhat
    Aug 23, 2012 - 3:29PM

    Everyday I think Pakistani society has reached its Nadir in tolarance and humanity.

    Every day I get surprised how wrong I was just a day before!

    Father cheating his own child to kill her? Just because she wanted to marry someone of her choice?


  • Maher
    Aug 23, 2012 - 3:31PM

    Mashallah and I thought we are an Islamic country.. Very good..


  • lkhan
    Aug 23, 2012 - 3:44PM

    More violence still – such horrific ways should be meted justice immediately, made examples of to dissuade others to take the law into their own hands. Where are our justices more over?? Busy interfering in politics and over stepping their responsibilities beyond all limits instead of earning their salaries as dictated by their profession. What a rotten society.


  • Sajid
    Aug 23, 2012 - 4:27PM

    Pakistan should be pronounced at non-Muslim country.We are the ones who are well-ahead in defaming our religion.


  • Hrg
    Aug 23, 2012 - 4:37PM

    Chakwal has the habit of doing such kind of ‘justice’.Recommend

  • dasmir
    Aug 23, 2012 - 4:44PM

    And this from a country that gave us Heer Ranjha, Sohani Mahiwal !


  • Chengez K
    Aug 23, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Mian Amir should raise his silent voice & call meeting of all like minded
    to draft a new religious doctrine regarding limits of marriage of choice….Mashallah


  • Haris Chaudhry
    Aug 23, 2012 - 4:48PM

    You know what, I think these barbaric acts are a norm in our society.. but its only very recently that these have been brought to the fore in full public view of all through the likes of ET.

    I commend ET in its drive to expose the medieval injustices meted out to eh minorities, the weak and the impoverished in this land. In this media jungle, only the likes of ET has the conscience and the motivation to “out” the inhumane treatment that is doled out to the weak of our society.

    Kudos ET and please keep highlighting and showing the mirror to the rest of us.


  • S K Afridi
    Aug 23, 2012 - 4:52PM

    It is barbaric. Not expected in any civilized society. Murderers must be brought to justice.


  • sitara
    Aug 23, 2012 - 5:00PM

    it gives me shivers when i read the FAMILY killed their own children, wht on earth is happening in our country!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Awans
    Aug 23, 2012 - 5:05PM

    @Ash: Another hate filled comment about Punjab and nothing else. Here the cases are reported and that is the only reason they have highest cases. Today in local Newspapers of Sindh 5 cases od Karo Kaari have been reported while 7 people are reportedly killed in KPK while 3 in Balochistan based on Honor but ET is blind enough to report only one Incident of KPK while Karo Kaari of Sindh and Balochistan goes unreported as Demoralizing one Region can bear its fruit and that is what many Media Organization operating from Karachi can do.

    @Hrg: Chakwal have the least cases of such acts so first do the research and then spit out such comments.Recommend

  • Zaheer
    Aug 23, 2012 - 5:08PM

    Where is the AZAAD ADLIYA now? Or for them the common citizen can go to Hell while they enjoy spending all their time only on trials that are covered by live media cameras!


  • Zaheer
    Aug 23, 2012 - 5:15PM

    @Dr Imran Ahmed:
    Understatement! Those apes were never accused of killing their own kind on any pretext maybe because they had less honour than us, produced no suicide bombers for others and themselves nor did they claim to be holy creatures at the same time.


  • ali
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:05PM

    @Dr Imran Ahmed:
    know we are Arabs………our history starts with Arab,turks etc…..Indus valeey people were kafirs they worshiped idols


  • Aslam
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:07PM

    Lacking the true knowledge and values of Islam is pushing our society in the darkness. Day by day we are going far away from our religion. Therefore, the problems and worries are increasing and we are getting into problems and troubles. As a society we are not a nation, actually we are a crowd of people. As the eloping couple embarrassed their parents and family, it was a wrong way they choose. But on the other side, it was a worse example of ignorance and shamelessness that they take the law into their hands and kill them. Only by knowing the true message of Islam we can mend our ways and stop these evils soaring rapidly in our country, which was established in the name of Islam.


  • Raw is War
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:12PM

    @ Maher

    yes. yours is a Islamic state. Surprised? That is the reason why this things are happening.


  • fahad
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:12PM

    Why are indians commenting on this….its far worse on their side of the border.Recommend

  • Truth
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:27PM

    What can be expected from this insane society??????? Shame!


  • bangash
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:31PM

    What is so horrible about a man and woman marrying together by their own choice ?


  • Ash
    Aug 23, 2012 - 6:38PM

    @Awans – Most of the brutal cases in past few years have emerged from Punjab. Recently cases like 11 yr Christian girl, mob lynching, parading woman naked, murder, name it. I am not saying rest of the Pakistan has become heaven but my point was that Punjab province as compared to other provinces has become more prone to these kind of incidents. I think illiteracy rate is still running very high in the province which needs to be addressed.


  • Aslam
    Aug 23, 2012 - 7:24PM

    The practice that is known for Hindus, who buried alive their daughters, are now happening in our society. Islam does not allow this rather condemns it. Our society is reaching its bottom and even crossing Indian society, where inhumane acts are common.


  • zia
    Aug 23, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Pmln poor governance.


  • Rabia
    Aug 23, 2012 - 7:43PM

    you’re right, @Khuram: but its natural to care about how one appears to others, and right now we are showing clearly as very very nasty indeed


  • R.A
    Aug 23, 2012 - 8:17PM

    In this land of pure
    Can someone tell us that which religion or
    society in world support this kind of treatment
    to anyone
    And when it happens most of the leaders
    keep silent thus becoming part of it

  • hamza khan
    Aug 23, 2012 - 8:25PM


    there is no azaad adliya. only a biased one sitting like lords at the top deciding what cases will give them the most fame and following. the concern for the citizens is nil. iftikhar chaudhry is corrupt, and must go.


  • Amir
    Aug 23, 2012 - 8:37PM

    And we go scream about injustice in Burma, Palestinen, Afghanistan, etc etc.
    Why can’t our maulvis scream about this injustice here.


  • uet
    Aug 23, 2012 - 8:47PM

    PTI is the solution.


  • Iron
    Aug 23, 2012 - 8:53PM

    My friend most of the negative comments are result of Indian Trolls and there automated bots so don’t be offended. I wish one day ET Admin realize and block them


  • R.A
    Aug 23, 2012 - 9:45PM

    P T I will never let the news come out
    thus no one will know this happening
    The proof? silent I K

  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    Aug 23, 2012 - 9:47PM

    The religious ulema bear a very heavy responsibility for not educating our misguided zealots that their actions are not only unlawful but also terrible sins.

    Revenge killing is unlawful and a sin, we all know the story of Hazrat Ali R.A. and why he spared his opponent from execution when the fellow spat at him. “Honour” killing and mob killings are unlawful but we do not respect the law, maybe if is explained repeatedly and with clarity that these acts are major sins the mindsets of ignorant bigots might change.


  • American
    Aug 23, 2012 - 10:24PM

    Treachery is part of the culture…nothing has changed from Ghaznavis, and Mughals to Saddam Hussain’s murdered son-in-law to Pakistan.


  • S K Afridi
    Aug 23, 2012 - 10:53PM

    PTI has withered before blooming. So no future.


  • Martin
    Aug 24, 2012 - 1:33AM

    Sounds like you all have a major Muslim problem there, but at least there are 2 fewer of them now, if only they would kill each other more often and in greater numbers, then some Peace with come to the world, not total peace as there will still be evil communists and socialist sociopaths remaining


  • Winky
    Aug 24, 2012 - 3:47AM

    @Dr Imran Ahmed:
    How crude of you. Indus valley polytheistic people were not apes. They were more advanced, compasionate, and inclusive than you people.


  • Arindom
    Aug 24, 2012 - 4:53AM

    God! and I thought the ‘Khaps’ of Haryana that pronounced dictats were barbarians! –


  • Qasim Luk
    Aug 24, 2012 - 7:18AM

    While I understand and totally agree with your emotion, read the article again, it has nothing to do with a court until someone brings in a case, which can only be done pending investigation – sue moto is reserved for the big cases or in cases where there is some hope of salvation (corruption money that can be bought back, some live that can be saved, some injustice that can be reversed) unfortunately that also makes them media worthy- merely to furnish punishment doesnt warrant a supreme court action, thats the job of the district courts – which Im sure are full of relatives of the villagers – pakistan has become a real donkey stable.


  • Randeep Sherpao
    Aug 24, 2012 - 8:06AM

    hence proved


  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    Aug 24, 2012 - 9:48AM

    I was not referring to the Indus Valley Civilization but to prehistoric hominids. You may recall the discovery of the fossils of the “Apes of the Indus Valley”. The Indus valley civilization was indeed remarkable.


  • kkmar
    Aug 24, 2012 - 12:22PM

    @Dr Imran Ahmed:
    you mean the hindus?


  • umer
    Sep 1, 2012 - 3:13AM

    plz i want u to hang them who killed them u can do this for them and for those who wants to live in peace and love dont leave them exposed them who did this with ur media pover plz


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