MIANWALI: A man has allegedly killed two sisters by gunning them down in the name of honour (karo-kari) in Mianwali, reported on Friday.
According to the police, the two sisters came to their parents house after a dispute with their in-laws.
On which, their brother, identified as Raheel Sheikh shot his sisters in the name of honour and managed to flee from the crime scene.
According to the police, the murder took place in the Tariqabad neighborhood of Paplan city.
The police have registered a case and further investigations are being carried out.
Earlier in March, dead bodies of a girl and boy were found in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, an area in Karachi.
According to sources, the bodies were shifted to hospital by police and Rangers for an autopsy.
The police revealed that the victims were tortured and then set on fire and the case seemed to be of ‘honour killing.’ However, the investigation will be carried out to find out the exact cause of the murder, they added.
The deceased boy is about 12 to 14 years old while the woman’s age could not be determined, said SSP Malir Irfan Bahadur.
He further added that DNA samples of both the deceased will be collected for their identification and a special team will investigate the incident.
Pakistan is regarded as the sixth most dangerous country for women as per a survey carried out by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The survey was conducted in 2018.
There are various cases of violence against women and children reported every day, while many are left unreported and undetected with victim being forced to remain silence.
On July 18, Qurat ul Ain, a mother of 4 children was killed, allegedly by her husband at their household. Recently, there have been several cases of rape, harassment, bullying and domestic violence, involving women and children most of time but sometimes even goats are not spared .
If one dives into the news prevailing in Pakistan, there is no end to how many victims of violence are present, or can’t report or chose not to due to the misogynistic and patriarchal norm that discourages them to .
Noor murder case also gives insight into the various problems lingering in our cultural ways, and how they contribute to making victims feel threatened and vulnerable by reporting and make the culprit of the crime stronger.