Saturday, 30 March 2013
Parents Killed Daughter For Getting Pregnant Out Of Wedlock
daughter for getting pregnant out of wedlock.
The couple, who considered their daughter's action as a dishonour to
the family, had, on 14 March, declared their daughter missing to Kotli
City Police authorities, according to a BBC report.
But, the discovery of her chopped off body and dismembered head by
villagers gave the killer parent away.
Investigation later revealed the parent had partaken in "honour
killing' of their daughter on 6 March to preserve the family's
The parents confessed to the Police it was the reason they had chopped
off the deceased's body with an axe.
They dumped her body parts in the Poonch river, where villagers found
them and alerted the police.
"About five days later we found the head of the girl, which was
recognised by the villagers," Inspector Jameel of the Kotli City
Police said. He noted to the BBC that there had been an upsurge of the
once rare killings in the city, with the deceased being the third to
be reported in five months.
Last October, Policemen in the same Kotli district, arrested a couple
on suspicion of murdering their 15-year-old daughter
by dousing her with acid. The acid attack parents, believed to have
acted in "honour", confessed during police interrogation that they
killed their daughter for looking at a boy.
Aside the Kashmir region, Human Rights Commission, admitted honour
killing has gained frequency across Pakistan. About 843 and 943 women
were killed in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
[Credit: Fola Ademosu, with BBC Report]