Pakistan woman burns daughter alive for marrying against family wishes. | Omogs Blog

Friday, 10 June 2016

Pakistan woman burns daughter alive for marrying against family wishes.

June 8, 2016: Hassan Khan shows the picture of his wife Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, on a mobile phone at his home in Lahore, Pakistan.

A woman in Pakistan Lahore, burned her 17-years old daughter alive on wednesday for marrying against the family's wishes.

Police said Zeenat, Rafiq's mother,Parveen tied her to a cot and wet thoroughly with kerosene before setting her ablaze.Neighbours in the Eastern Lahore came running when they heard the screams,but the family members prevented them from entering the house,said Nighat Bibi who lives nearby.

Police came and they found the burned body near a staircase and the arrested the mother. 

The victim's husband,Hassan Khan told reporters they have been inlove since school days but the family had rejected several marriage proposals,thereby forcing them to elope last month.He showed an affidavit of consent signed by his wife before a magistrate.He also showed a cellphone photos of a smiling Zeenat wearing a red dress.

Sheikh Hammad,a local police officer said Parveen confessed to killing her daughter with the help of her son Ahmar.He quoted the woman as saying ''i don't have any regrets.''

Another police officer,Ibadat Nisar,said the body has signs of beating  and strangulations.

Hundred of women are killed every year in Pakistan often by their own family members for violating the country's conservative norms regarding sex and marriage.Sex outside of marriage is seen by conservative Pakistans as a stain of honour of the woman's entire family,which can only be removed by killing her.

Last week a school teacher,Maria Bibi, was set ablaze for refusing to marry a man twice her age.The prime suspect in the case,the father of the man she refused to marry and four others are in custody.

A month earlier police arrested 13 members of a tribal local council who allegedly strangled a girl and set her ablaze for helping a friend elope.The 17-years old charred body of Ambreen Risiat was found in a burned van.

Khan,the husband of the woman killed in Lahore,said her mother and uncle visited her three days ago to persuade her to return home and have a marriage ceremony with the family so that she will not be seen as someone who eloped.He also said he recalled his wife telling him ''don't let me go,they will kill me.''

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