Pakistan: Raids on to arrest the killers of the woman that was stoned to death in Lahore

Farzana Parveen, 25, who was three months pregnant, was killed by nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers in Lahore on Tuesday. Photo from The Daily Mail’s account of the stoning

LAHORE: Four police teams on Wednesday continued raiding residences and other places for the arrest of suspects involved in the brutal killing of a pregnant woman near the Lahore High Court on Tuesday.

The woman was stoned to death by her family members for marrying a man of her choice.

The suspects had intercepted 25-year-old Farzana on her way to the Lahore High Court and attacked her with bricks. Police booked her father, brothers, cousins and some other relatives.

Muhammad Iqbal criticized the policemen who, he said, had only played the role of a silent spectator and never tried to save his wife from the attackers.

Civil Lines SP Mufakhar Adeel said the Mozang police had registered a murder case against six nominated and over 20 unidentified suspects.

He said the nominated suspects were victim’s father Azeem, brothers Zahid and Ghulam Ali, cousins Mazhar Iqbal and Jahan Khan and aunt Saeeda.

He said the police had arrested victim’s father and recovered a pistol from his possession.

The SP said that four police teams headed by the Nankana DPO, the SP and four inspectors were raiding residences and other places in Nankana and elsewhere for the arrest of suspects.

He said the suspects had locked their homes and shifted to some other places in a bid to escape their arrest. He said the victim’s father told investigators that four people were involved in plotting the murder.