Karachi police arrest girl’s father in Feb 22 ‘honour killing’ case

March 13, 2019

Photo: AFP

The Karachi police have arrested a man in connection with the suspected honour killing of his daughter and a man.

The couple’s bodies were found in Surjani Town near the Hub Dam on February 22.

According to the police, the couple wanted to get married but a jirga ordered their murder.

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The police arrested the girl’s father and declared him the main suspect. West SSP Shaukat Khattian said it was an honour killing.

He also said that the father has given a statement, admitting that he murdered the couple on the orders of the jirga.

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