Woman sentenced to death for burning daughter alive

Woman sentenced to death for burning daughter alive
Published: 2017 January 17 21:06:01 (15294 Views)
A woman has been sentenced to death after she confessed to killing her 18-year-old daughter, Zeenat Rafiq for "bringing shame to the family".

The incident took place in June 2016 in Factory Area of Lahore and the country's Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) sentenced Praveen Bibi on 16 January.

The deceased was first strangled and then set on fire a week after she eloped and married a man of her choice.



Investigators said that other family members had helped Bibi in the murder. Rafiq's brother, Anees – also a prime suspect in this case – has been given life sentence for his role in the crime, although defence lawyers argued that he was wrongly convicted. However, Bibi's son-in-law, Zafar Iqbal was acquitted by the special court.

Following the death of the teenager, none of her relatives claimed the body for burial, forcing her in-laws to perform last rites.

Numerous honour killings have been carried out in Pakistan, where mainly girls face the wrath of family members for marrying a man of their choice. To eliminate such incidents, a new legislation was passed by the government in October 2016.



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