Dishonour killing: Lovers shot dead in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 15:43

Islamabad: A man in Pakistan`s Sindh province shot dead his unmarried niece and a young man, who were apparently lovers, and described it as "dishonour killing".

Khuda Bakhsh Chandio first shot dead Roshan Ali Chandio, 28, in Sharifani village Saturday. He then fatally shot his 18-year-old niece Marvi who was busy in household work.
Chandio has been arrested and the gun seized from him, Dawn reported Sunday. The arrested man described the double murder as "dishonour killing".
Karo-kari, or `dishonour killing`, is a tradition whereby a man can kill a woman, claiming that she brought dishonour to the family, and still expect to be pardoned by her relatives.


First Published: Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 15:43

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