Man shoots dead sisters for ‘honour’ in Larkana

One Irfan Jatoi, a resident of Pir Usman Shah village in Larkana, gunned down his two unmarried sisters Maqsooda (25) and Raheela (23) in the early hours of Friday, April 30, before fleeing. Akil Police were alerted to the incident by neighbours, and shifted the deceased to the Chandka Medical College Hospital for autopsy. A case was registered on the complaint of Zohra Khatoon Jatoi, the accused’s mother. Police were able to apprehend Irfan Jatoi, whom they suspect had murdered his sisters for honour, that same evening.

Two shot dead for ‘honour’ in Bannu

A man shot dead his wife and her alleged boyfriend for ‘honour’ in the Kotka Jumma Khan area of Bannu on Saturday, May 1. Police shifted the bodies to a morgue for postmortem examinations while a case was registered against the suspect.

Peshawar man gets death for murdering wife by setting her on fire

A Peshawar judicial magistrate on Friday handed down the death penalty to one Shahabuddin for immolating his wife, Muneeba who later succumbed to her burns in the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar.

According to the deceased’s uncle Islam Gul, she was married to the accused some six months ago and was living with her husband and her family in Akbarpura’s Khandar village, Nowshera. The victim’s uncle claimed she was regularly tortured and abused by Shahabuddin, his sister Seemab and niece Mahnoor.

On April 24, Muneeba went to Islam Gul’s house after arguing over a domestic issue, however he convinced her to return to her marital home. The same night, the deceased’s uncle received a call from the accused that Muneeba had doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire. Upon receiving this news, Islam Gul went to Shahabuddin’s house where he found his 20-year-old niece had been badly burnt and took her to Lady Reading Hospital. She was then referred to the burn ward of the Hayatabad Medical Complex.

Police were unable to record the victim’s statement who succumbed to her injuries three days later on April 26. A case was registered against Shahabuddin, Seemab and Mahnoor on the complaint of the deceased’s uncle under section 336-B (harm by use of corrosive substance) of the Pakistan Penal Code, however police included section 302 (intended murder) in the FIR after Muneeba’s death.

Police were able to apprehend Shahabuddin on April 28, however the other nominated accused remain at large.

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