A teenage girl and her male cousin were killed over the pretext of karo-kari at village Rasool Bakhsh Wessar within the jurisdiction of Sadar Police Station in Jacobabad district on Tuesday morning, it has been learnt.
“A teenage girl identified as Gul Bano, 16, and her cousin Dur Muhammad, 18, son of Hakim Wessar, were killed over the pretext of honour killing by the father of the girl, Mushtaque Wessar, by beating them with baton and later strangling both to death,” said SHO Sadar Police Station Ayaz Pathan.
Ayaz Pathan further informed DawnNews that police had arrested the accused Mushtaque Wessar and brought the bodies of the deceased to District Headquarters Hospital Jacoobabad for the post-mortem examination.
“After conducting post-mortem examination, the bodies were reportedly handed over to relatives of the victims for burial,” Ayaz Pathan maintained.
First Information Report (FIR) against the accused was registered by the SHO Ayaz Pathan on behalf of the state.
FIR in honour killing cases is registered on behalf of the state after a joint session of the Parliament unanimously approved anti-honour killing and anti-rape bills
In July, days after the ‘honour’ killing of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, a committee comprising lawmakers from both the lower and upper houses of parliament unanimously approved two bills aimed at tackling ‘honour’ killings and boosting rape convictions.
The perpetrators of honour killings – in which the victim, normally a woman, is killed by a relative – often walk free because they can seek forgiveness for the crime from another family member.
courtesy: dawn news