'Honor Killing': Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan

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'Honor Killing': Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan


COLUMNS / And We Call Ourselves Humans   /   Apr 20, 2015
Radha Mishra
Radha Mishra
Writing is her passion. She is an ex Reporter with a National Daily and holding an important position in an NGO. The social and political writer is Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Muzaffargarh, Pakistan: In a brutal incident of ‘honor killing’, a man and his father have been detained in Pakistani for setting son's wife on fire. The reason behind this barbarism was that his wife left the house without taking his permission, said police on Sunday.

According to the victim’s brother Muhammad Azam, her husband Muhammad Siddique got angry after knowing that his 25-year-old wife Shabana Bibi had visited her sister without asking him. Later, Siddique and his father beat Bibi and douse her with petrol before setting her on fire in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district, said Azam.

Bibi had been married to Siddique for 3 years now. She had undergone frequent domestic cruelty because of couple's incapability to have children, added Azam. Bibi died in hospital on Saturday after suffering extensive burn injuries.

"We have arrested the husband and father-in-law of the deceased woman and charged them for murder and terrorism," said District Police Chief, Rai Zameer-ul-Haq.

The custody of ‘terrorism’ gets frequently applied in such cases to accelerate the legal procedure. Large numbers of women are killed by their relatives in Pakistan yearly in the name of protecting family’s ‘honor’.


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