LAHORE: A man slit the throats of his teenage daughter and her husband Thursday night a little over a week after the couple had married for love, police said on Saturday.
The 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families in the village of Satrah, police said.
The girl’s mother and father lured the couple home late Thursday with the promise that their marriage would receive a family blessing, said local police official Rana Zashid. “When the couple reached there, they tied them with ropes,” he said. “He (the girl’s father) cut their throats.”
Police arrested the family, who said they had been embarrassed by the marriage of their daughter to a man from a less important tribe.
Meanwhile, one Vishno Kolhi axed to death his wife in Talhar town of Badin district, and then surrendered himself to police. The couple had married just one year ago.