Man kills sister over 'honour' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Man kills sister over ‘honour’

SAHIWAL, May 30: A man on Wednesday strangulated his sister to death over suspicion of having illicit relations with a youth at Chak 107/9-L.

Reports said Allah Ditta suspected his sister Rashida of having relations with a youth of the same village. He repeatedly reprimanded her over the issue and later detained her inside their house.

However, Rashida managed to escape from the house and went to see her paramour. Allaha Ditta, somehow, came to know about her escapade and as she returned, strangulated her to death with a rope. Later, he threw her body in a canal.

Dera Rahim police on the complaint of the victim’s father Muhammad Sadiq arrested the accused and registered a case against him under sections 302/201 of the PPC The body had not been recovered so far.

LAWYERS’ PROCESSION: The six lawyers who were under treatment for serious burns they received during a protest were discharged from the local DHQ hospital on Wednesday.

The lawyers, who remained under treatment for 26 days, were brought from the hospital to the bar room by their colleagues in a procession.

On the evening of May 4, the lawyers of local bar association took out a procession bearing torches to express solidarity with the chief justice Iftikhar Muhammd Chaudhry. The situation turned ugly, when local police allegedly used some petrol spraying device to disperse the lawyers, causing burns to 29 of them.

Six lawyers – Malak Muhamamd Sarwar, Rana Sajid, Sohail Mohsin Ramay, Ashfaq Ahmed, Afzal Poswal and Mahboob Zafar – who received serious burn injuries were admitted to the hospital.

Sahiwal district and sessions judge, on the report of DBA president, had ordered the registration of case against district police officer, nine police officers and 200 constables, but no case was registered.

Anti-terrorist court No.2, Multan, has issued the arrest warrants of the DPO and other policemen for their production in the court on 22nd June.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/31/2007