Pakistan: Muslim guns down sister in ‘honor’ killing after local jury condemns her to death

Dawn, February 10, 2018.

A 19-year-old girl was allegedly gunned down by her brother ‘in the name of honour’ after a panchayat [local jury comprising influential people] condemned her to death, police said on Saturday.

Sukkur SSP Amjad Shaikh, citing initial reports, told reporters that a local court in Pano Akil area of Sukkur district had declared the victim a “Kari” and condemned her to death.

Subsequently, the victim’s brother shot her dead on February 8, and attempted to portray the murder as a suicide case, he said. The police, however, concluded that she was killed….