ISLAMABAD: Police, on Monday, reported that three people, including a woman and her daughter, were murdered in a case of honour killing in a rural area of the federal capital.
The three were found murdered in a house at Madina Colony in Sangjani. The victims were bore torture marks all over their bodies.
The whereabouts of the woman’s husband and eight other children are unknown.
The bodies were found when the owner of the house observed blood spilling into the drains from inside. The owner, who lived in a nearby house, called the police who reached the spot and broke into the house.
Honour killings are part of our mosaic of diversity.
An Indian Muslim teenager was Tasered, kidnapped, raped and murdered in an alleged ‘honour killing’ after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim, a court heard.
The body of Celine Dookhran, 19, was found inside a £1.5million home after a second woman, who was also attacked and her throat slit, alerted police from hospital, magistrates were told.
Ms Dookhran was allegedly kidnapped bound and gagged with the other woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and taken to an address in south west London where they were raped and Ms Dookran was killed on July 19.
A post mortem gave the cause of death as a wound to the neck.
On the day after her high school graduation party, Henriette Karra, 17, confided in a relative her plans to become a Muslim for her boyfriend.
Henriette, an Arab Israeli, knew that her Christian family in Ramle, a city in central Israel, would be furious. Her parents had made it clear during Henriette’s year of dating her Muslim boyfriend, also an Arab Israeli, that they considered the relationship a shame to the family.
They allegedly beat and threatened her in an attempt to break up the relationship, prompting her to report the violence to police, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.
Her boyfriend was in prison at the time but was scheduled to get out at the end of the week. On June 13, she told her relative of her plans to be with him. The relative then called her father, telling him Henriette’s intentions.
The girl, identified only as Naghma, ran away with two young men, a Pakistani official who was quoted by the news outlet Dawn said. Fearing for their safety, the men abandoned the young girl, who was later picked up by security forces.
The actual number of honor crimes presumably is much higher. Increased censorship by the police and the media, aimed at stemming anti-immigration sentiments, makes it impossible to know the names and national origins of many victims or perpetrators, or the true circumstances surrounding many murders, which often appear to be honor killings but are downplayed as “domestic disputes”.
The sister, Hatun Surucu, 23, was killed at a Berlin bus stop when her youngest brother fired three bullets into her head. The brothers said the family’s honor had been offended because she divorced the man her family had forced her to marry at age 16, and then began dating and refused to wear a headscarf.
Though her family is ethnically Kurdish, and originally from Turkey, Surucu had been born and raised in Germany. Her murder, after a series of similar so-called honour killings of Muslim women in Germany, sent shock waves through the country.
The trial of a Kurdish man who tied one of his three wives to the back of a car and dragged her through the streets of a town in Lower Saxony has drawn attention to an outbreak of Muslim honor violence in Germany.
Honor violence — ranging from emotional abuse to physical and sexual violence to murder — is usually carried out by male family members against female family members who are perceived to have brought shame upon a family or clan.
A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted two brothers of involvement in the so-called “honor killing” of their sister, Hatun Sürücü, in Berlin 12 years ago.
Judges in Istanbul ruled that there “wasn’t enough explicit and plausible clear evidence” to find the unnamed 36 and 38-year-olds guilty of complicity in the murder. Their younger brother has already served time in a juvenile facility for the crime in Germany.
Hatun Sürücü, 23, a German of Kurdish background, was shot dead on February 7, 2005 by her youngest brother, Ayhan – 19 at the time – while she was standing at a bus stop near her apartment in the Berlin district of Tempelhof. She left a 5-year-old son, born of a forced marriage to her cousin when she was 16. She later divorced her husband.
Rights groups in the U.S. and U.K. believe that transnational honor killings—when family members lure victims overseas to kill them—are a growing phenomenon. From 2010 to 2014, the U.K. human rights think tank the Henry Jackson Society recorded 29 cases of honor killings of people who resided in the U.K., based on media reports. Activists say that what’s striking about the U.K. figure is that 11 of the murders were committed overseas, all of them in Pakistan. It’s impossible to say what the true extent of these out-of-country killings are, the society warned: “There are no reliable figures on the total number of female British residents and/or citizens who have been killed abroad in the name of honor.”