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510 women, 259 men fell prey to ‘honour’ killing during five years in Sindh

510 women, 259 men fell prey to ‘honour’ killing during five years in Sindh

As many as 769 people, including 510 females, fell victim to killings in the name of so-called honour in Sindh between 2014 and 2019, according to a recent police study.

Police presented charge sheets in 649 cases and the courts awarded sentences to accused in 19 of those cases. Accused in 136 cases have been acquitted and 494 cases are still pending trial.

The conviction rate stood at a mere two per cent against the acquittal rate of 20.9pc.

The study was conducted about cases pertaining to karo-kari, or honour killings, in Sindh.

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