Reports from Pakistan say the authorities have detained at least nine people over the killing of a couple who had contracted a marriage without permission from their elders.
Police in the southern port city of Karachi said on November 27 that the couple was killed by relatives last week on the orders of a tribal council, known as a tribal “jirga.”
They said the victims, identified as 24-year-old Abdul Hadi and Hasina Bibi, 20, hailed from the northern Kohistan district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and married in Karachi about 1 1/2 months ago.
Officer Qasim Hameed said Hadi’s father and other relatives were arrested after the couple’s bodies were found in a Karachi graveyard on November 26.
A man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering a teenage make-up artist in a suspected “honour killing” denied all the charges today.
Mujahid Arshid, 33, is accused of snatched 19-year-old Celine Dookhran from the shower, tying her up with duct tape and rope, and bundling her into a car.
Miss Dookhran was allegedly falsely imprisoned and raped before being murdered by Arshid, it is said.
The 18-year-old is said to have killed his sister on Monday after getting into a heated argument with her because she had complained to her parents about not wanting to go to school.
Farmington Hills — Nada Huranieh’s death was initially seen as an accidental fall, but investigators soon determined the 35-year-old fitness trainer had been murdered — and that her 16-year-old son was the alleged culprit.
Muhammad Altantawi – killed Mom to show Dad he was a good little Muslim.
Huranieh and Bassel Altantawi, who wed in Syria in 1999 and had three children, were in the midst of a divorce; both were scheduled to give depositions the week she died.
Huranieh had filed for divorce in March 2016. According to court records, the teen’s father, Bassel Altantawi, now 46, violated orders for supervised visitation and allegedly met several times with his son at a strip mall near the home more than a year ago.
The father also expressed concerns that his children were being “Americanized” by his wife in contrast to their Syrian and Islamic roots, court records indicate.
More than 500 people – almost all women – die in Pakistan each year in such killings, usually carried out by members of the victim’s family meting out punishment for bringing “shame” on the community.
Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Subjit Singh Badesha (right photo) are accused of planning the attack on the young couple.
A mother and father who murdered their daughter because she would not embrace their Pakistani culture and then claimed they were being racially victimised were given away by a single nod.
A body language expert has analysed footage of Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed lying to the public about 17-year-old Shafilea’s 2003 disappearance for a documentary that revisits the tragic case.
It shows footage of an interview given by the parents, during which Iftikhar is asked if he had any involvement with his daughter’s disappearance, to which he replies: ‘Never. I couldn’t even dream of it.’
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.
Neighbours indicated the crime is an honour killing and the police said they were ‘keeping an open mind’ on the motive, but the relationship between the women and the suspects has not been confirmed.
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.
That day, police found Henriette dead in her parents’ kitchen, with multiple stab wounds to her neck.
A new police campaign highlighting the issues of forced marriage and honour-based abuse starts today.
The date coincides with what would have been the birthday of 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed, originally from Bradford, who was killed in 2003 by her parents.
What a pious and devout man – a shining example for the ummah.
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.
A 12-year-old Pakistani girl was killed by her family after she eloped with a boy, villagers and officials in the northwestern tribal district of Khyber say.
Local official Niaz Muhammad told RFE/RL on June 30 that the girl, named Naghma, left her house in Kadey village on June 23 before being stopped by security officials.
Muhammad said Naghma was handed over to her family, which promised she wouldn’t be harmed.