Karachi: Man kills daughter for eloping
KARACHI: A 20-year-old married woman was murdered on Thursday allegedly by her father on what appeared to be a case of honour killing. Saima, 20, wife of Imran, was axed to death by her father, Rafeeq, in her house in Rangarh Mohalla in Nusrat Bhutto Colony while she was taking a siesta. The suspect was later arrested. At the time of the murder, only Saima’s mother-in-law was at home while the deceased’s husband was at work.
According to the police, Saima had eloped with Imran last year and then the two got married in court. Since Saima’s elopement, her father had been on the lookout for his daughter, and he killed her as soon as he managed to trace her.
Ironically, the gory incident took place on a day when the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan had released a report on the incidents of honour killings in the country, saying that “943 women were killed in the name of honour…[in the country last year]”.Of those, 219 were killed allegedly by their kin because of having married without permission, the report added.