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The Family Of A Woman Stones Her To Death For Marrying The Man She Loves

A 24 -year old woman was allegedly stoned to death by her husband and his brother in a brutal honour killing in Pakistan.

National Highway and Motorway Police found a mutilated body with severe head injuries near the Indus Highway on June 27. They were able to identify the body of Waziran who lived in the village of Wadda Chachar.

Local police believe the woman was pelted with stones and repeatedly hit with a wooden stick during the attack in Jamshoro.

In a video shared online, Waziran’s grieving father, Gurl Muhammed, was seen crying for justice beside her grave after the incident.

Authorities say the man initially testified that her death had been an accident but later retracted his statement, alleging that she had been killed by her husband Allah Baksh and his brother Kareem.

Both Allah Baksh and his brother have been arrested and remain in police custody.

In a statement, Allah Baksh alleges that her own family was responsible for the stoning because they did not approve of Waziran’s decision to marry him.

A three-man joint investigation team have been set up to investigate the incident which police are treating as honour killing.

Honour killing is described as the killing of a relative, especially a girl or a woman, who is perceived to have brought dishonour on the family and it’s common in Pakistan.

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Written by Mateen Badru

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