Man kills wife, her paramour in Pakistan

An enraged husband killed his wife and her alleged paramour in the far flung region of Pakistan's Balochistan province, in the latest incident of honour killing in the country.

PTI| Updated: Sep 20, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Islamabad: An enraged husband killed his wife and her alleged paramour in the far flung region of Pakistan's Balochistan province, in the latest incident of honour killing in the country.

Abdul Hadi committed the double murder yesterday in Dera Allayar village of Jaffarabad district in the province, police said today.

Police said Hadi saw his wife with her lover and opened fire at them with an automatic weapon, killing both of them on the spot.

Later, Hadi surrendered to the police with his weapon.

Honour killing is common in conservative Pakistani society where women are seldom allowed to marry of free will or develop relationships.

Only two days before, a 21-year-old girl was stoned to death near Lahore after she was seen by her brother with a youth from the neighbourhood on the rooftop of their house.

Last year, 860 women became victim of honour killing in different parts of Pakistan.

In most cases the culprits escaped punishment after being pardoned by complainants who happened to be their close relatives.