PAKISTAN--The body of a teenaged girl who was allegedly killed in the name of honour was exhumed by a medical team on Saturday after the divisional bench of the Peshawar High Court ordered a re-investigation into the case.
The inquiry team, which included two medical officers, was headed by judicial magistrate Rashid Rauf Swati.
Rehnaz Bibi, 13, was allegedly shot dead by one of her cousins in September 2010. According to reports, Bibi left home to convince the boy she liked to marry her without her family’s consent. However, she was sent back home by his family, who lived in the same village, with the promise to send a proposal for her later.
When her family found out about the incident, her father, who was in Karachi at that time, allegedly asked one of his nephews to kill her.
According to an application filed in Haripur district and sessions court by a local activist Qamar Hayat, Rehnaz was fired at with an AK-47 and received 30 bullets. Her family had termed her death as an accident.
The petitioner claims the police closed the case and allegedly concealed facts pertaining to her murder. (Read more.)
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thirteen-Year-Old Pakistani Girl's "Honor" Killing Covered Up by Family, Police
I'm sure Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA would be upset about such "honor" crimes, if only there weren't so much "Islamophobia" to complain about here in America.