In cold blood: Man murders teenage sister over ‘honour’

Published: December 3, 2013
On November 25, unidentified gunmen opened fire outside Jan’s house. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

On November 25, unidentified gunmen opened fire outside Jan’s house. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE


A man shot dead his teenage sister after he suspected she was having an affair, reported the police on Monday.

Ismail Khan told the police he had gone with his wife to attend a relative’s funeral and left his daughter, 15-year-old Soneela, and her younger brother at home in the village.

During their absence, Ismail’s elder son Chanzeb, who lives on his own in the same area, caught his sister talking on the phone while he was visiting his parent’s house.

Chanzeb lost his temper over this incident and opened fire on Soneela with his 30-bore pistol. She died on the spot.

According to Ismail, the accused had suspected his sister of having an affair but Ismail could not confirm whether the allegation against his daughter was true. Chanzeb fled after killing his sister.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ejaz Butt
    Dec 3, 2013 - 4:53PM

    It is an awfully sad news and I can bearly control my emotions to read such a perturbing piece of news. The society in large will have to revisit values and norms to stop these mindless murderous acts. Please put a stop to killing human beings and also put stop to animal curelty, a full stop.


  • sattar rind
    Dec 3, 2013 - 5:04PM

    I’m confused about Newa. Ismail Khan left his sister with is younger brother. It means brother and sister remain at home. Ismail’s younger son Chenzeb… It means she was fathers’ sister and she was Chanzeb’s anuti (pubho) .. . How could it possible. Or understood wrongly?


  • Moiz Omar
    Dec 3, 2013 - 6:36PM

    What primitive kind of brains do we Pakistanis have?


  • Felix Charles Ginajil
    Dec 3, 2013 - 7:57PM

    It would be the best idea if you Pakistani stop using the qoran as holy book. Because of the qoran, you have been killing yr people. Try learn about love & understanding, you will be happy living in this world. Love & peace can be learnt from the Injil, pls read them.


  • Husnain Minawala
    Dec 3, 2013 - 10:52PM

    @moiz Omar It has got nothing to do with the brain’s, Its lack of education which is leading to such incidents,People are so uneducated that they fail to differentiate between right or wrong.


  • hiba mumtaz
    Dec 4, 2013 - 11:56AM

    how conservative minds we poeple have..? really very sad to listen :(


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