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2 women killed for ‘honour’

LAHORE, March 21 2006: Two women including a divorcee and an unmarried one were murdered for ‘honour’ in separate incidents in Lahore on Monday March 20.

A boy stabbed his elder sister, who was a divorcee, for being involved with their neighbour in Factory Area Police precinct. Police said 22-year-old Farzana (a resident of Pakpattan) had relations with Sarfaraz, her neighbour, and wanted to marry him, but her father refused and married her off to Rashid.

Police said Farzana ran away with Sarfaraz after a few years of her marriage, but her father managed to bring her back to her husband, who divorced Farzana. She ran away with Sarfaraz again and moved to Gujrat, police said, adding that however her father managed to trace her and bring her back to Lahore, where her put her up with his elder brother.

Farzana’s younger brother, Aslam, found out that Farzana was in Lahore and he came to the city on Sunday March 19 and stabbed his sister to death on Monday, police added. Aslam surrendered himself to police. Separately, a man shot dead his sister-in-law in Raiwind City Police precinct. Police said 25-year-old Iqbal bibi had relations with her neighbour. Iqbal bibi’s brother-in-law, Falak Sher, had asked her not to meet her neighbour, but Iqbal bibi did not listen, police said, adding that both fought over the same issue on Sunday night and Falak Sher shot Iqbal bibi dead. He also surrendered himself to police.
Source: Daily Times
Date:3/21/2006