Pakistan woman electrocuted to death for eloping
Islamabad: A young woman accused of
eloping with her cousin was electrocuted on the orders of a
`panchayat` in Pakistan`s Punjab province, prompting Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to direct authorities to probe the
Saima, 22, a resident of Mouza Hakra in Bahawalpur
district, was reportedly electrocuted by her relatives after
they forcibly separated her from her cousin Dilawar, with whom
she had eloped to Karachi.
However, police officials said Saima`s parents had
claimed that she had committed suicide by consuming poison as
she was unhappy over plans for her arranged marriage.
After receiving a tip-off, police conducted a raid and
took Saima`s body into custody while it was being taken to a
They also arrested Saima`s father Abdul Majeed and
The body has been sent for an autopsy.
Taking "serious notice" of the woman`s death, Prime
Minister Gilani today directed the Punjab Police chief to
"immediately submit a report regarding the incident," said a
statement issued by Gilani`s office.
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