Pakistan

OKARA – In another case of honour killing, a pregnant wife was axed to death by her husband in Tandlianwala near Okara, a district of Punjab, police said on Friday.

The woman’s husband, Amin, was having doubts about the character of his wife Najma. The couple often quarrelled each other on this alleged issue. The debate once again started on the day of the incident, on this, Amin became furious and axed his wife to death.

Later the natives caught the killer and handed him over to police. The accused confessed to the police and said the murder was aimed at salvaging his family’s honour. “I am quite satisfied with what I have done”.

The police shifted the body to Tandlianwala Tehsil Headquarters Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Some 500 women are killed each year in Pakistan at the hands of family members over perceived damage to “honour” that can involve eloping, fraternising with men or any other infraction against conservative values that govern women’s modesty.

In another incident, a youngster identified as Shahbaz attempted suicide after drinking poisonous spray over his failure to marry a girl of his choice.

He was rushed to Tehsil headquarters Hospital Tandlianwala and provided with medical treatment, the doctors said that he is in critical condition.