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    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Honour killing in Khanewal,Punchayat member booked for declaring a girl "Kari"

    MULTAN,May 27th: Four men were booked in Rajanpur on Saturday for their involvement in a Panchayat (a local jirga)declaring a teenage girl, who was allegedly raped by a relative, a ‘Kari’(sinner).The 19-year-old girl was ordered to be either killed or sold off on charges of adultery levelled against her, the area’s police said.DPO Rajanpur Irfanullah Khan said that we have registered a case against four member of local jirga who had issued unlawful order.Fazilpur police SHO Husnain Shah told  this scribe that the girl approached the police following the order.In her statement, the girl claimed that she and her family were asleep at their home on Friday (May 19) night when Khaleel Ahmed sneaked inside and raped her at gunpoint.She added that as he was armed, she could not call out for help’ The next day when the family learnt of the incident, they approached the Panchayat.Four men, including Muhammad Shafee, the father of the alleged rapist, forced the Panchayat to pronounce Shumaila a Kari on Thursday( May 25)  . The girl’s father was forced to accept the decision.The girl, however, managed to escape and sought refuge at the home of Ghulam Abbas, her uncle.Later, Abbas took her to the Fazilpur police station to register a complaint.Consequently, a case was registered against four men including Ahmed, Shafee and two members of the Panchayat.The police said all the four men had absconded and teams had been dispatched to the surrounding areas to arrest them.

    MULTAN, May 27th: A man killed his 18-year-old sister in Kacha Khuh village of Khanewal District in a case of ‘honour killing’.Muhammad Mudassir, 27, has been arrested and charged with murder, the Kacha Khuh police said.Amna bibi, a resident of Chak number 4 (kacha Khuh) 60 km east of Multan, had eloped with her paramour Muhammad Yasin. The couple tied the knot in a court around two months ago.Mudassir, Amna’s brother, was infuriated when he heard about their marriage four days later.One week ago, a local jirga (Panchayat) called both the families and after hearing their arguments, told Yasin’s family to marry off his 10-year-old sister to Mudassir.Three days before the marriage, which was supposed to take place on Tuesday (May 23rd), Yasin’s father refused to give his daughter in ‘vani’ – a practice in which a woman is handed over or forcibly married to someone in return for the sins of her male relative(s).To avenge his ‘humiliation’, Mudassir murdered his sister with an axe.A case has been registered against him at the Kacha Khuh police station.

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