Three denied bail in honour killing case -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Three denied bail in honour killing case

PESHAWAR: A single-member Peshawar High Court bench on Friday dismissed the petition of a woman and her two relatives for bail in an honour-related killing of her daughter and two grandchildren in Mardan district.

Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan observed that keeping in view the evidence on record, the three petitioners didn’t deserve to be freed on bail.

The petitioners, Niaz Bibi, her sister Zeenat Bibi and Zeenat’s husband Aurangzeb were arrested by police after re-investigation into the case was conducted by the crimes branch police on the orders of the high court.

The issue surfaced on December 8, 2011 when the bodies of a woman, Nargis, and her two children, Shahan aged one-and-a-half years and Alisha aged three years, were recovered from the jurisdiction of Par Hoti police station in Mardan.

They were killed and their bodies were dismembered. Later, the slain woman’s parents charged her husband, Ahtesham, and his two brothers, Mohammad Iqbal and Mohammad Ashfaq, with the killings leading to their arrest.

The chief justice had taken a suo motu notice of the killings at the written request of the arrested men’s sister for reinvestigation into the matter.