Relatives held for killing woman for ‘honour’


KARACHI: The relatives of a woman were arrested Monday for reportedly murdering her in the name of ‘honour’.

According to the investigating officer, “The woman was murdered by her relatives on Aug 28 and they had buried her body in Gulshan-e-Maymar area.”

Furthermore, the officer quoted the deceased woman, Safdana’s, in-laws and said that “they killed her after hearing her speak to a man over the phone,” adding that the murder was planned with her relatives, as per which they took her to Bhittai Abad on the pretext of a “gathering and sprayed her with bullets”.

The accused then wrapped the body in a blanket and handed it over to the relatives who buried it in Gulshan-e-Maymar.

Following that, police have decided to exhume Safdana’s grave, but the final decision will be taken after court orders.

“A post-mortem would be conducted on the body, while the accused would be presented before the court,” the investigating officer said, adding search was underway to arrested others involved in the murder.