'Honour killing': Three women shot dead near Peshawar

By AFP
Published: September 16, 2013
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A woman was accused of fleeing her husband's house and marrying another man with the help of her aunt and cousin. PHOTO: FILE

A woman was accused of fleeing her husband's house and marrying another man with the help of her aunt and cousin. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: Relatives have shot dead three women in Jawaki village, Darra Adam Khel district after one of them left her husband, officials said Monday.

A 22-year-old woman from Karachi who married a Jawaki shopkeeper about two years ago was accused of fleeing her husband’s house and marrying another man in the Swat valley with the help of her aunt and cousin, a local administration official told AFP.

The jirga intervened in the matter and decided on Sunday that the women should be killed.

Relatives shot the three dead at their house late Sunday and buried them on Monday morning, he added.

“It is a case of honour killings and  was settled under tribal customs where the country’s criminal code is not applicable,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

“According to the information gathered from local sources, the girl was not happy with her husband.”

Local intelligence officials confirmed the killings.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says 943 women and girls were murdered in 2011 after being accused of tarnishing their families’ honour.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • scholar
    Sep 16, 2013 - 3:32PM

    This happened in FR Kohat and not in Peshawar

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  • raj
    Sep 16, 2013 - 3:49PM

    no FIR?? criminal code not applicable…wait wait what>>??Recommend

  • Mj
    Sep 16, 2013 - 4:29PM

    No one should be able to get away with murder under the guise of barbaric tribal customs.Recommend

  • darbullah
    Sep 16, 2013 - 4:37PM

    Some countries are still in stone age.

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  • Muhammad Ahsan KHAN
    Sep 16, 2013 - 7:51PM

    Why these killers do not kill themselves because they have been dishonoured and have lost their “faces”??

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