CHAKWAL: A father axed his daughter to death, for the sake of honour and so far has not been arrested.
According to sources, Karima Bibi, 23, a resident of Ghugh village, Chakwal, married a close relative, a couple of years ago.
However, she got involved with another man, residing in the same village. On Sunday night, she went out of her house to meet her paramour, leaving her husband asleep.
When the husband woke up, during the night, and noticed that his wife was missing, he woke his father and other family members. The family members informed the girl’s father, Mohammad Akbar, about the matter. After being informed, the father rushed to the house of his daughter’s in-laws.
The family members also went to the paramour’s house but could not find him. Later, they were found and produced in front of the entire family. The girl’s father was asked to take the daughter, as the in-laws could no longer keep her in their house.
The father dragged the daughter to the house, where he locked her in a room. Early in the morning, the father appeared with an axe and hacked his daughter to death.
The police registered a murder case against the daughter. “As it happens in the cases of honour killings, the complainant would soon withdraw the case and the accused would not have to face any legal action”, a police source informed.
So far, no arrest has been made and the police claim’s that they are pursuing the case.—Nabeel Anwar Dhakku. Names of the accused and the victim have been changed.