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Monday, 20 June 2016
Family kills pregnant woman 'for honour'
Filed on June 17, 2016 | Last updated on June 17, 2016 at 01.24 pm
Bibi had a 10-month old daughter and was seven months pregnant when she was killed.
Relatives slit the throat of a young mother who was pregnant with her second child after she married against their will in eastern Pakistan, officials said on Friday, the latest in a spate of so-called "honour killings".
Muqaddas Bibi, 22, married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago in defiance of her family, who considered a marriage for love - rather than an arranged marriage - shameful, police investigator Mohammad Arshad told AFP.
Bibi's ties with her family were severed after the marriage, Arshad said, but her mother and brother allegedly approached her at a clinic where she was having a check-up on Thursday and convinced her to come home, saying they accepted her decision.
Local police station chief Gohar Abbas said that when Bibi reached her parents' house, her father, brother and mother cut her throat with a knife and she died on the spot.
Bibi had a 10-month old daughter and was seven months pregnant when she was killed, he added.
Abbas said that her family fled from their house after the murder in the village of Buttaranwali, some 75 kilometres (46 miles) north of Punjab provincial capital Lahore.
Police are hunting for them and have already detained another relative for inciting the killing, he said.