Man kills sister, niece for ‘honour’ in Lahore

Man kills sister, niece for ‘honour’ in LahoreLAHORE: A man shot his sister and her 15-year-old daughter dead for honour in Badami Bagh on Tuesday.

Police said Shahzad alias Mocha along with his two unidentified accomplices went to the house of his sister Bushra, 35, in Sadaat Colony. The suspects allegedly tortured the woman and her daughter Noor Fiza and shot them dead.

The suspects riding a motorcycle fled the scene.

Police said the woman had contracted fourth marriage with Zaheer Alam more than two months ago while her daughter was also living with her.

Police collected forensic evidence and recorded statements of eyewitnesses.

Police later removed the bodies to morgue for autopsy and registered a case against three suspects on the complaint of victim’s husband Zaheer Alam.

Victim’s relative Azeem told Dawn that the suspect was annoyed with his sister for contracting marriage with a man of her choice.

He said the suspect had reservations as to why her daughter was residing at the house of her stepfather.

City Division SP (Operation) Adil Memon told this reporter that both the women were killed for honour by their relatives.

He said they had registered a murder case and also added 311 section of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) to make it non-compoundable.

The SP said although the anti-honour killing bill was passed by the National Assembly its sections were not yet included in the PPC.

He said they had added section 311 of PPC to make the case non-compoundable and no family member could pardon the killers.

The Anti-honour killing, anti-rape bills were passed by the joint sitting of both houses of the parliament on Oct 6, 2016. Under the new law, ‘honour-killers’ will be sentenced for life even if the victim’s family pardons them.

As many as five people, including four women, were killed by their relatives for ‘honour’ in the city during the last two weeks. An Aurat Foundation report also revealed that over 3,000 women had been killed for honour during the last two and a half years. -DN

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