According to Mukhtiar Hussain, husband of the dead woman Aiman and father of the baby, they went against the family by marrying for love (instead of an arranged match). Consequently, in order to preserve the family ‘honor,’ her brothers kidnapped her along with her son and then buried them alive, where both died.
Parhlo Upon finding her wife missing, Mukhtiar went to the police police whose investigations led to her brothers who admitted to the killing (Under Islam, honor killing by family it is not considered a crime).
The investigation led to a remote and barren area of Bakirshah, where the police located and dug up the body of the victims. According to the local DSP, Aijaz Bukhari, the brothers (below) are behind bars and will be dealt with. (No doubt a slap on the wrist)
Hundreds of cases of so-called honor killings are reported every year, with many more that go unreported. Previously, the Parliament took a bold step to end honor killings in Pakistan. Still, there are certain areas within Pakistan where this heinous act is carried out.
Honor killings basically are a murder of a family member mostly by an individual or group of other family members due to the perception of shameful act carried out by the victim that has resulted in bringing disgrace to the family or in most cases also the community.
Honor killings cases are mostly that of women because of a simple reason that a woman is generally believed to be a man’s property, their rebelliousness or betrayal tears apart the fragile honor resulting in the redemption of as much as death.
Below is a truly shocking story of an honor killing in Pakistan in which a woman and her 2 children were killed by her well-to-do family because she married what the family considered a” lowly taxi driver.”