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Pakistani woman electrocuted to death for eloping

world Updated: Jan 23, 2011 12:39 IST

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A 20-year-old woman in Pakistan's Sindh province was electrocuted to death as punishment for eloping with a man, police said.

The incident took place in a village near Musafirkhana town in Sindh province.

Police said that Saima, of Basti Hakra, allegedly eloped with a man, Dilawar, who works in Karachi.

Her parents brought her back from Karachi on Friday morning and electrocuted her at night after the village council, which mostly comprised of their relatives, ordered that she be executed, Express Tribune reported on Sunday.

Police got to know about the incident on Saturday when the woman's body was about to be buried. A police team reached the place and seized the body.

Saima’s relatives claimed that she had committed suicide by ingesting pesticides.

Police officer Babar Bakht Qureshi said the initial autopsy carried out by a lady doctor suggests that the victim had either been electrocuted or burnt through boiling water or both.