'Honour killing': Brothers kill mother, stepsisters in Lahore

Accused say they have no regrets as they killed them in name of honour


Hassan Naqvi November 11, 2014

LAHORE: Two brothers in Lahore murdered their 50-year-old mother, Sughra, and two stepsisters Amna and Muqqadas, aged 16 and 18 respectively 'in the name of honour' early Tuesday morning.

The murderers confessed to the killing and surrendered themselves to police along with the murder weapon - a sharp knife.

The police moved the bodies to the Jinnah Hospital mortuary and registered an FIR under section 302.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, the forensic expert at Jinnah Hospital said that there were marks of sharp knife on the necks of the deceased.

One of the brothers accused his stepsisters of being involved in prostitution, adding that he and his brother had reservations over their characters.

“We have no regrets because we killed them in the name of honour,” the brother said.

The other brother said they had previously given warnings to their sisters for their alleged involvement in immoral activities.

“We killed our mother because she was supporting them,” he added.

SP Saddar Ijaz Shafi Dogar told The Express Tribune that it seems to be a case of honour killing and that police will carry out investigation covering all aspects.

Earlier on November 9, a man had killed his sister and her former husband in Batala Colony area.

On October 18, a man axed to death his daughter and injured his wife and brother in People’s Colony after accusing the women of having loose character.

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Andrew Haldane | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Well said Alisad. [email protected] If you want a more accurate balanced figure to compare and contrast with the US then how about includin figures for the same kind of murders in Muslim countries. Honour killings are not in the same category as crimes of passion but I'm sure they occur in Muslim countries too.

Asilad | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend @MJ: Perhaps your facts are correct but this is immaterial. These figures do not disclose how many of these murders are carried out by immigrants to the USA and could therefore be skewed. Equally in the USA these murderers will be brought to trial and not be able to hide behind such ridiculous excuses as is the case with 'honour' killings. Equally, the vast majority of these murderers who carry out these 'honour' killings genuinely believe they have a just cause for doing so and this is how they are brought up in their societies, unlike in the USA. It's the thinking in their societies that needs to change and this comes from the top down, starting with governments and filtering down to schools and local governments.
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