Husband, wife killed in name of honour


A man and his wife have been killed at their residence in the name of honour here in Nazimabad area on Saturday. According to police, 50-year-old victim Saleem and his wife Hina have been killed by two assailants, identified as brothers of the deceased woman. They had contracted love marriage sometime ago. SSP Central AslamRao said that police have arrested two suspects involved in the murder of husband and wife. He said that both criminals identified as Asif and Ashraf were the brothers of the deceased woman and they killed her as she had married a man of her choice against the consent of her family. The police have shifted the bodies of the victims to the hospital for autopsy and initiated investigation. According to a report, around 769 people including 510 females have been stabbed in the name of honour from 2014 to 2019 in Sindh while 108 women fell victim to it last year. Police presented charge sheets in 649 cases and the courts awarded sentences to accused in 19 of those cases. Accused in 136 cases have been acquitted and 494 cases are still pending trial.The conviction rate stood at a mere two per cent against the acquittal rate of 20.9pc.

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