Man arrested for ‘honor killing’ of sister

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Police on Thursday arrested a man in Karachi for slitting his sister’s throat and letting her bleed to death, the latest case of ‘honour killing’ in the metropolis. Hayat Khan, aged around 20, used a kitchen knife to murder his 16-year-old sister Sumaira after he found her talking to a man on her mobile phone at their home in the Orangi Town neighbourhood of the city on Wednesday, senior police officer Azfar Mahesar said.
He then threw her out of the house where she continued to bleed and writhe in pain on the steps as neighbours gathered. Investigating Officer Gulzar Ahmed confirmed the details of the attack adding that Sumaira had suffered multiple stab wounds to the neck, chest and back. Mobile phone footage shot by an unknown onlooker shows several men and boys standing around Sumaira, who is lying face down, dressed in a red tunic and orange headscarf and draped in a blanket.
Her head is seen lolling from side to side and the fingers of her right hand appear twisted. A young boy is shown fighting back tears as one man says in Pashto: “Let’s take her to a hospital in a car,” and another man replies: “It’s almost here, it’s coming brother.” The video then pans to Hayat, dressed in a purple shirt and blue jeans, who stares directly at the camera.

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