Berlin: A 19-year-old girl was strangulated to death by her father after she was caught stealing condoms from a shop to have sex with her boyfriend.
Asadullah Khan, 51, who hails from Pakistan, killed his daughter Lareeb on 28 January this year for bringing dishonour to the family.
Khan and his wife Shazia, 41, are both on trial for the murder in Darmstadt, Germany.
Khan has confessed to killing Lareeb, as he disapproved of his daughter having sexual relations with a Muslim man.
During the court hearing, Shazia said she tried to save Lareeb on the fateful night, but was unable to do so as she was a downtrodden woman.
However, adding to the twist, the couple's younger daughter Nadia informed the court saying, "My Mama was not suppressed, she could do what she wanted. She used to hit me with a stick.”
Nida told the court that her father never allowed them to talk about Lareeb's boyfriend and wanted his elder daughter to be forcibly married in Pakistan.
While narrating the whole incident, Shazia told the court, “Lareeb stayed away from the home for several nights in a row and stopped wearing the headscarf. One day we received a letter from the police saying she had been caught trying to steal condoms.”
"At this point it became clear that there was sexual contact. When I showed the letter to my husband he snapped."
Lareeb's boyfriend Raheel also informed the court that she was repeatedly tortured by her parents for being in relationship with him.