Husband sets wife on fire in Pakistan ‘honour killing

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A Pakistani man and his father
have been arrested in the country’s latest so-called “honour killing”
after they set the son’s wife alight for leaving the house without
asking his permission, police said Sunday.
Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25,
had visited her sister without first asking him if she could go out, her
brother Muhammad Azam said.
and his father then beat Bibi before dousing her with petrol and
setting her on fire in Central Pakistan’s Muzaffargarh district on
Friday, Azam said. 

Bibi had been married to Siddique for three
years, during which time she had suffered repeated domestic abuse for
the couple’s inability to have children, Azam said.

Suffering burns to 80 percent of her body, Bibi died of her injuries in hospital on Saturday.
have arrested the husband and father-in-law of the deceased woman and
charged them for murder and terrorism,” district police chief Rai
Zameer-ul-Haq told AFP. The charge of “terrorism” is regularly applied
in such cases so as to expedite the legal process.
of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year through
domestic violence or on the grounds of defending family “honour”.
Aurat Foundation, a campaign group that works to improve the lives of
women in Pakistan’s conservative and patriarchal society, says more than
3,000 women have been killed in such attacks since 2008.
Credit: AFP

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

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