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Pakistani jailed for honour killing of daughter

The prosecution described the murder as an honour killing, the ninth in Denmark in the past decade

india Updated: Jun 29, 2006 09:12 IST

A Danish court jailed a Pakistani man for life for his part in the so-called honour killing of his daughter after she married without her family's consent, Ritzau news agency reported on Thursday.

The father of Ghazala Khan and eight other men and women were convicted on Wednesday of involvement in an attack on the 18-year-old woman, who was shot twice in the heart by her elder brother in September 2005.

Her husband Emil Khan, whom she had wed secretly, was also seriously injured in the attack, thought to have been carried out in the belief that the marriage had tarnished her family's honour.

The prosecution described the murder as an honour killing, the ninth in Denmark in the past decade, but the brother insisted the death was accidental.

The victim's brother and two of her uncles received 16-year jail sentences on Thursday for involvement in the killing, which was committed outside the train station of Slagelse, west of Copenhagen.

One of the victim's aunts and another male relative received 14-year jail sentences for involvement in the killing and for the attempted murder of Emil Khan, the Danish Ritzau agency reported.

Three other "acquaintances and friends" of the family received sentences of eight and ten years for their role in the crime, it added.

Those convicted were also ordered to pay one million kroner to the dead woman's husband.