Pakistan woman bludgeoned to death `routine murder`: Police

Pakistani police denied negligence Saturday over their failure to stop the bludgeoning to death of a woman outside a courthouse, describing it as a simple murder case despite a chorus of global condemnation.

AFP| Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014, 03:48 AM IST

Lahore: Pakistani police denied negligence Saturday over their failure to stop the bludgeoning to death of a woman outside a courthouse, describing it as a simple murder case despite a chorus of global condemnation.
Farzana Parveen died after she was set upon by more than two dozen attackers armed with bricks outside Lahore`s High Court on Tuesday, including numerous relatives, for marrying against her family`s wishes.
Police were present at the scene but did not stop the mob killing Parveen, who was three months pregnant.
Parveen`s father Mohammad Azeem was detained at the scene of the attack. Four others, including an uncle, two of her cousins, and a driver were arrested late on Thursday.