Pakistan girl burnt alive for refusing marriage, while couple hacked to death for ‘shameful’ love union

Pakistani human rights activists shout slogans during a demonstration in Lahore

A young Pakistani girl has been burnt alive by a man she had refused to marry, police in the eastern Punjab province said.

The brutal murder was the second honour killing in the region over the weekend, after a young couple were hacked to death by her family for having married without their consent.

Sidra Shaukat, 20, was doused in gasoline and set alight in a field by a man after her family turned down his marriage proposal. Shaukat was rushed to a local hospital, where she died.

District police official Akhtar Saeed said 26-year-old Fayaz Aslam has been arrested in connection with the murder.

Elsewhere in Punjab, A 17-year-old girl and her husband were killed by members of her family, who said they were embarrassed by the fact she had married a man from a less important tribe… See also here.

h/t The Hammer

Meanwhile, A man killed his wife in an act of honour killing in Chandi village on Saturday. Vishno Kolhi murdered his wife, Anitta Kolho, using an axe and owned up to his crime in front of the police. The body was handed over to the family after postmortem. The couple had married just a year ago.

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