Rajanpur man murders sisters for ‘honour’

Bangla Iccha police on Saturday, June 5, announced they have arrested a man and confiscated the shotgun he used to murder his two sisters in the name of ‘honour’ in Kacha Mianwali area of Rajanpur.

The victims’ bodies were discovered in a stream near their home – police suspect they were dumped there by the suspect after their murder.

Police have begun interrogating the suspect, while the bodies were handed over to their heirs after post-mortem examinations.

Youth disfigured, shot for ‘honour’ in Rajanpur

Fazilpur police have booked a man and his four accomplices for disfiguring and shooting a youth for ‘honour’.

The victim, one Asim Bilhora of Kotla Sher Muhammad village in Fazilpur tehsil, Rajanpur, had befriended a girl and made a video of their meeting as well. The girl’s brother Amir along with his friends Pervaiz, Ibrahim, Nasir and Javed, assaulted Asim, chopping off his nose and shooting him in the leg before fleeing.

The youth was later shifted to hospital by locals and is under treatment. Police have so far arrested Ibrahim while the search for the remaining suspects is still on-going.

Muzaffargarh girl poisoned for ‘honour’

A 17-year-old was poisoned to death, allegedly by her parents and brother, for ‘marrying’ on her own in Bet Uttara, Muzaffargarh.

The victim had ‘married’ one Wahid Hussain some days prior to her murder. Her parents convinced her to return for a formal wedding ceremony. She was subsequently poisoned on Friday, June 4. Karam Dad Qureshi police shifted the girl to a hospital after being alerted by Wahid, and arrested her parents Ateeq Ahmad and Bushra. Her brother is still at large.

The girl passed away on Saturday, June 5.

It is pertinent to note that per the UN’s Charter on human rights, to which Pakistan is signatory, individuals under the age of 18 are defined as minors. As such, to contract a marriage with such an individual is considered child marriage.