Man kills wife over ‘honour’

Our Correspondent

Mansehra—In another case of honour killing, a woman was gunned down by her husband in a remote village of Oghi in Mansehra, police said on Saturday. The woman’s husband, Zaman, claimed she was allegedly involved in an extra marital affair with his cousin, Shabbir. Zaman killed his cousin in February after finding out about the affair and now, killed his wife, Fatima Bibi, 49.
The accused confessed to the police and said the murder was aimed at salvaging his family’s honour.“I am quite satisfied with what I have done. Every man in his [Shabir’s] position would have chosen the same path. I had no other option because it was intolerable to see my wife in a video with someone else,” he said. According to the police, Zaman and Fatima’s brother, Ali Muhammad, allegedly gunned down Shabbir on February 3, after a video of Shabir and Fatima surfaced on social media.
Earlier this year, Zaman became suspicious of Bibi’s relationship with Shabbir who was of the same village.

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