In a grotesque incident, a 20-year-old lady was burnt alive within the identify of ‘honour’ in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police stated on Sunday.
The incident passed off in Garh Maharaja, Jhang district, some 200kms from Lahore, on Friday.
Investigation officer Muhammad Azam informed PTI on Sunday that Rajab Ali, alongside together with his sons Jabbar and Aamir and another members of the family severely tortured his younger daughter earlier than setting her ablaze at their home on Might 26.
The police officer stated that the girl wished to marry a person of her alternative. “A day earlier than, she had left the house and reportedly spent a while with him earlier than returning,” he stated.
“Upon her return, her father, two brother and a few household ladies tied her with a rope and severely tortured the girl earlier than setting her on fireplace,” Azam stated.
The sufferer was shifted to hospital the place she succumbed to her burns. “Earlier than her loss of life, she informed police about those that set her on fireplace,” he stated. Police have arrested the daddy, two brothers and a sister of the sufferer.
A homicide case has been registered towards the suspects. The officer stated the arrested suspects supplied no regret for his or her act saying the lady had disgraced the household’s honour and deserved this destiny.
A whole bunch of ladies are killed yearly in numerous elements of Pakistan within the identify of honour.
The Human Rights Fee of Pakistan (HRCP) has reported a median of 650 honour killings yearly over the previous decade. However since most go unreported, the true quantity is more likely to be a lot greater.