A Pakistani woman and her alleged boyfriend
were hung from a tree by her family members
for having an affair.
The mother-of-three and the man she was
alleged to be having an affair with, were killed
on Thursday, September 15, with the police
placing the blame on her husband, brother and
The murders occurred in the village of Chak
which is northeast of the central city of Multan
The case is just another example of hundreds
of so-called “honour killings”, in which the
victim, is killed by her male relative or
relatives for bringing shame to the family and
they are carried out yearly in Pakistan.
Chief of the local police station, Sardar Afzal,
“A woman and her alleged boyfriend were
hanged to death by the woman’s father,
brother and husband after the woman was
caught on a date with her boyfriend in the
backyard of her house.”
The victims were identified as Khalida Bibi, in
her late twenties, and Mukhtiar Muhammad,
assumed to be about 19.
Afzal also revealed that all the suspects have
been arrested and have confessed to their
crimes, adding that the affair had been
brought to the attention of her father and
brother by the victim’s husband.
Confirming the shocking incident, officials
from the local police station said, “They were
beaten up before being strung up in the tree
and hanged,” another official said.
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The law minister in Pakistan has disclosed that
bills tackling “honour killings” and increasing
rape convictions will soon be voted on by the
Unfortunately, the perpetrators of these
killings usually walk free after seeking
forgiveness from another family member.