5 killed in name of Karo Kari
KARACHI (AFP), May 30 2006: A man killed his wife and four of her relatives May 29 on suspicion of having an affair with her cousin in a southern Pakistani town, police said.
Ali Dost Korkhani killed his wife Nusrat Begum, her aunt and three other relatives in the town of Jacobabad, some 450 kilometers (27O miles) north of Karachi, local police official Abdul Majeed Abro told AFP. “It’s a case of honour killing as Korkhani suspected his wife had an affair with one of her cousins,”
Abro said Korkhani fled after the killings. His in-laws told police that Korkhani’s action was based on “false suspicions,” Abro said. “A case has been registered and police are tracing the accused,” he said. About 4,000 people, mostly women, have been killed in conservative rural areas of Pakistan in recent years in the name of protecting family honour. President Pervez Musharraf last year signed into law a bill introducing the death penalty for honour killings.
Source: The Nation