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3 women executed in Pak on orders of 'jirga'
Islamabad, September 16, 2013
First Published: 13:04 IST(16/9/2013)
Last Updated: 13:08 IST(16/9/2013)

A Pakistani woman was on Monday shot dead by tribesmen in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on orders of a 'jirga' for her alleged "illicit relations" while two of her relatives were also executed for aiding her.

A jirga, or tribal council, of at least five village elders found 22-year-old Sadia guilty of "illicit relations".

Originally from Jawaki, the woman was residing in Karachi after her marriage.

She allegedly fled with a man to Swat hardly after two years of her marriage.

A case of kidnapping was registered in Karachi and hunt for recovery was started.

Swat police recovered the woman handed her over to her heirs.

A Jirga was held last night at Jawaki.

It found her guilty of "illicit relations". The women along with her aunt and a cousin -- who helped her fleeing from the house -- were brutally murdered on the orders of the Jirga, Geo News reported.

Police are investigating the case.

Jirgas have a strong influence in the tribal belt and are known as a parallel judicial system.

They have been notorious for issuing such verdicts.

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