Murderous mistrust: Teenage girl killed for possessing cell phone

Brother opened fire on his sister, after a cellphone been spotted in her possession.

Our Correspondent August 31, 2012


An 18-year old girl was killed by her brother for possessing a cell phone in Shor Kot area of DI Khan, police said.

An official of the Saddar police station told The Express Tribune that Muhammad Aslam lodged an FIR under section 302 Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against his own son, Malik Ameer, stating that his daughter Kaneza Bibi was washing dishes when her brother spotted a cell-phone invoking suspicion that the phone was given to the girl by someone who she had an illicit relationship with.

Ameer opened fire on his sister with a 30-bore pistol, which killed her immediately. The accused escaped arrest by fleeing from the site. Police have started investigations.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2012.


bill coleman | 9 years ago | Reply

Just because the killer was or may have been insane is not proof or mean that Islam is not evil.

Sara Kirchheimer | 9 years ago | Reply

There are insane people in every culture. The report clearly says that the murder charges were prompted by the father of both the murderer and the murdered. Therefore the murderer's demand that independent access to media should be forbidden to women on pain of death clearly does NOT reflect the total values of their household, Among siblings, the insane who struggle for normality are often very jealous of the sane who are effortlessly normal. Jealousy is part of paranoia, and the supposition that a cell phone equals sexual betrayal is clearly a paranoid response. My heart goes out to the father who has lost TWO children in this incident.

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