Saturday, January 22, 2022  | 18 Jamadilakhir, 1443
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > News

Man kills wife, teenage nephew for ‘honour’ in Karachi’s Pipri

Suspect on the run

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 12, 2022 | Last Updated: 1 week ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 12, 2022 | Last Updated: 1 week ago

Photo: File

Listen to the story
A man, identified as Mukhtar, killed his 35-year-old wife and 19-year-old nephew in the name of honour in Karachi's Bin Qasim early Wednesday morning, the police have said. He suspected the victims had an extramarital affair. The couple hailed from Waziristan and recently moved to Karachi. Naseerabad SHO sub-inspector Habibullah told SAMAA Digital that Mukhtar first shot his wife, mother of five children, with a pistol and then his nephew, who lived a few kilometers away. The bodies have been moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for post-mortem examinations. According to JPMC Additional Police Surgeon Sumaiyya Syed, the woman received five bullets, while two shots were fired at the teenager. "No torture marks were found on the man's body. The examination of the woman is underway," she added. Mukhtar and his brother Saeed Alam, who is suspected to be the former's accomplice, are on the run. The police are conducting raids to arrest them as soon as possible. Around 1,000 Pakistani women are murdered in honour killings each year — in which the victim, normally a woman, is killed by a relative for bringing shame on the family. Perpetrators have often walked free because of a legal loophole that allowed them to seek forgiveness for the crime from another family member. But the government has since passed a law that mandates life imprisonment, even if the attacker escapes capital punishment through a relative’s pardon. “Antiquated and lethal notions that ‘honour’ resides in women’s bodies and actions still prevail across Pakistan,” the country’s Human Rights Commission said in a statement.
FaceBook WhatsApp

A man, identified as Mukhtar, killed his 35-year-old wife and 19-year-old nephew in the name of honour in Karachi’s Bin Qasim early Wednesday morning, the police have said.

He suspected the victims had an extramarital affair. The couple hailed from Waziristan and recently moved to Karachi.

Naseerabad SHO sub-inspector Habibullah told SAMAA Digital that Mukhtar first shot his wife, mother of five children, with a pistol and then his nephew, who lived a few kilometers away.

The bodies have been moved to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for post-mortem examinations. According to JPMC Additional Police Surgeon Sumaiyya Syed, the woman received five bullets, while two shots were fired at the teenager.

“No torture marks were found on the man’s body. The examination of the woman is underway,” she added.

Mukhtar and his brother Saeed Alam, who is suspected to be the former’s accomplice, are on the run. The police are conducting raids to arrest them as soon as possible.

Around 1,000 Pakistani women are murdered in honour killings each year — in which the victim, normally a woman, is killed by a relative for bringing shame on the family.

Perpetrators have often walked free because of a legal loophole that allowed them to seek forgiveness for the crime from another family member.

But the government has since passed a law that mandates life imprisonment, even if the attacker escapes capital punishment through a relative’s pardon.

“Antiquated and lethal notions that ‘honour’ resides in women’s bodies and actions still prevail across Pakistan,” the country’s Human Rights Commission said in a statement.

 
HOME  
 
 
RELATED STORIES

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
 
 
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
Blast in Lahore’s Anarkali, three killed
SHC wants encroachments in Hassan Square immediately removed
Strong and gusty winds batter Karachi
Pakistan to pay $11.6m in compensation to Chinese families
Indoor dining banned in big cities
Why Bykea passenger has insurance cover but not the rider
Lahore blast an outcome of govt-TTP ceasefire: Raza Rabbani
Man jailed for ‘stirring sectarian hate’ in Sialkot lynching
Pakistan appoints its first woman Supreme Court judge
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp