A person killed his sister allegedly within the identify of ‘honour’ in Lahore’s Satto Katla space on Wednesday, police stated.
The person opened hearth on his sister after having an argument through which he accused her of getting an “immoral character”, DawnNews quoted the police as saying.
Police took the woman’s physique into custody after residents of the world reported the incident. Additionally they collected proof from the location of the homicide and recorded statements of eyewitnesses.
In accordance with the police, the suspect fled the scene after killing his sister.
The sufferer’s physique was shifted to Jinnah Hospital for postmortem. A case has but to be registered.
Scores of younger ladies in Pakistan are nonetheless being murdered by kin for bringing disgrace on their household, a yr since new legal guidelines got here into pressure aimed toward stemming the move of ‘honour killings’.
The surprising homicide of social media star Qandeel Baloch, allegedly by her brother final July, turned the highlight on an epidemic of murders within the identify of honour and sparked a recent push to shut loopholes permitting the killers to stroll free.
Final yr in October, the joint sitting of each homes of parliament lastly handed two key professional-ladies payments that had been pending assent for a very long time.
The transfer at the moment was cautiously hailed by ladies’s rights activists. Greater than a yr on, nevertheless, legal professionals and activists say honour killings are nonetheless occurring at an alarming tempo.
At the very least 280 such murders have been recorded by the unbiased Human Rights Fee of Pakistan from October 2016 to June of this yr ─ a determine believed to be underestimated and incomplete.
The laws mandates life imprisonment for honour killings, however whether or not a homicide might be outlined as a criminal offense of honour is left to the decide’s discretion.
Meaning the culprits can merely declare one other motive and nonetheless be pardoned, in line with Dr Farzana Bari, a extensively revered activist and head of the Gender Research Division at Islamabad’s Quaid-i-Azam College.
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