Honour killing claims two lives in Shikarpur

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A man shot dead his sister-in-law in a so-called honour killing incident and later also killed himself in the village Farid Jataoi of district Shikarpur, police said on Monday.The incident occurred in the premises of the Rustam Police Station. Shikarpur Police shifted both bodies to hospital.

Shikharpur is a seven and half hour drive from Karachi and is an interior Sindh district. A study conducted by a women rights organisation Sindh Suhai Sath (SSS) revealed that as many as 176 people were killed, including women and men, in the name of honour killing (Karo-Kari) in 2021 across the Sindh province.

 

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