A man is accused of stoning his 24-year-old wife to death with the help of his brother in a so-called ‘honour killing’.
The mutilated body of the victim was found near Indus Highway on June 27, close to the village of Wadda Chacha in Pakistan.
The woman, identified only as Waziran in foreign media reports, was allegedly killed in the city of Jamshoro in Pakistan’s Sindh district, Star Online reports.
Her body was mutilated and severe head injuries had been inflicted when found and her dad Gul Muhammad initially told police that her death was an accident.
But he later retracted his statement and claimed she was killed by her husband Allah Baksh and his brother Kareem Baksh.
Both men have been arrested and remain in police custody.
An honour killing is when a relative, predominately a female, is murdered due to a twisted belief that the victim has brought shame on the family.
Pakistani human rights lawyer Ayaz Latif Palijo shared a video on Twitter purporting to show Waziran’s dad weeping over her grave.
He wrote: “The rural feudal and tribal areas of Pakistan have been turned into killing fields for women.”
Last month, a 19-year-old Iranian woman was allegedly beheaded by her husband after she ran away from him days after they got married.
The 23-year-old man tracked her down after a year of searching, Iran International TV reported.
He afterwards handed himself into police in the city of Abadan, holding a bloody knife and telling officers that he had killed his wife due to infidelity.
He reportedly beheaded the woman and left her decapitated body next to the Bahmanshir River.
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