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Pak man arrested for killing sister over affair with relative

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Police in have arrested a man who killed his sister for having an affair with a relative, on the orders of a local 'Jirga' in district in southern province.

"We have also booked and arrested the father and two local landlords who were part of the local Jirga," SP, said.

The 19-year-old girl was killed by her brother on February 8 in Pano Aqil after the local jury declared her a "sinful woman" as she was found to be having an affair with a relative.

"The local jury decided that the girl had brought dishonour for her family and declared her as sinful," Shaikh said.

He said the family of the girl had initially tried to give the impression that she had committed suicide.

"But we have now arrested the brother and father and two landlords who have confessed to their involvement," he said.

Such 'honour killings' are common in in poor communities in urban areas and cities and more recently there have been several cases reported in where local 'Jirgas' condemned victims to death.

Last December, the so-called honour killings of 18-year- old and 15-year-old in shocked the country as both were condemned to death by electrocution by a local or elders' council for eloping together.

The families including the fathers and uncles of the two teenagers carried out the killings.

In November in the impoverished Mominabad area of another couple was killed on the orders of a because they had married out of free will.

The Human Rights Commission of says around 650 "honour killings" have been carried out in annually in the last decade and the figures could be much higher as many cases go unreported.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 20:15 IST