Honour crime: Man killed on suspicion of illicit relations

Published: November 7, 2013
They hit him till he died and fled. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD

They hit him till he died and fled. DESIGN: FAIZAN DAWOOD


A man suspected of having an affair with a woman in the neighbourhood in Rahim Yar Khan was killed on Wednesday allegedly by her father.

Police said an FIR had been registered by the father of the deceased. The suspects, they said, were missing.

Police said Pannu, a Basti Gorganj resident, had doubted that his daughter was having an affair with a neighbour- 28-year-old Qurban Ali.

On Wednesday, they said, Pannu called some of his friends caught Ali on the street and attacked him with an axe. They hit him till he died and fled.

Some passers-by, who informed the police, said they had tried to catch the assailants, but failed.

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination

Station House Officer Chaudhry Muhammad Safdar Sindhu said that a police team was looking for the suspects.

‘My girlfriend’s wedding’

In Faisalabad, a man was beaten up by a woman’s family when he arrived at her house on the day of her wedding and claimed to have been in a relationship with the bride. He was let go after his father apologised publicly.

Nishatabad police said Bilal Akram of Graveyard Road area in Dijkot, told them that he had met the woman two years ago. He said they had fallen in love and had committed to marry each other.

He said a few weeks ago, he had sent his parents to her house for her proposal, but her parents had turned them down. He said she had promised him that she would convince her parents and sought time. However, he said, on Wednesday he discovered that she was getting married and went to her house to stop the ceremony.

One of the guests told The Express Tribune that the man got up on the stage and started shouting for attention. He then said that he had had a relationship with the bride and that she could not marry someone else.

“When he started calling out for her parents, some of the men from the bride’s family caught him and dragged him off the stage,” he said.

He said the man kept saying that “he would take his bride home”.

He was then locked in a room and police were called.

Police said they informed the man’s family, who apologised for his actions and took him home.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2013.

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