‘Honour’ Killing: Husband freed, brother found guilty

Bashir Ahmed had married Shamshad Bibi in June without the consent of her family.


Our Correspondent December 27, 2012

MULTAN: A man who was arrested for allegedly killing his wife a month-and-a-half ago was released on Thursday after the police concluded that the woman’s brother had killed her.

Bashir Ahmed had married Shamshad Bibi in June without the consent of her family. A few days later, someone had entered their house in Ahmed’s absence and had shot Shamshad Bibi. The police had arrested Ahmed on her father’s complaint. However, a month-and-a-half later, police determined that her brother, Allah Rakha, had killed her. They said the latter had confessed to the crime claiming that he had killed her “for honour”.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2012.

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