Islamabad: 495 murder cases reported till August this year: HRCP
ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said here on Sunday that 495 cases of murder have been reported from different parts of the country during the first eight months of the year (January to August), including 573 women and 88 children. An official of the HRCP told APP that according to data compiled from the newspaper clippings, 210 cases of Karo-Kari and 367 cases of honour killing were reported during this period. He said police have registered 196 cases of murder during the time span and registered First Information Reports (FIR) of 146 cases of honour killing while 133 cases of Karo–Kari were also filed in police stations.
Among the accused of honour killings, the HRCP official said police have arrested 74 culprits, while 17 surrendered before the police. Likewise, he said 40 Karo-Kari accused were also arrested and 9 surrendered after committing the crime. The HRCP official said reasons behind 223 honour killing cases was reported to be illicit relations, while 110 cases were reported on the charges of marriage on choice.