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2 Pakistan sisters murdered by father in ‘honour killing’

The crime of honour killing took place in Peshawar’s Achar Kali area on September 20

world Updated: Sep 23, 2017 18:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Peshawar
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Abdul Gani killed his daughters 20-year-old Shamim and Noreen and later confessed to the crime upon his arrest, according to DSP Fazal Wahid.(Reuters File Photo)

A young woman and her 10-year-old sister were murdered by their father in Pakistan in a so- called ‘honour killing’, police said here on Saturday.

Abdul Gani killed his daughters 20-year-old Shamim and Noreen and later confessed to the crime upon his arrest, according to DSP Fazal Wahid.

The crime took place in Peshawar’s Achar Kali area on September 20.

The accused’s son reported the murders to police and lodged an FIR in the case, the officer said.

Police had to conduct several raids before the accused was apprehended from the Mosam Ghari area here, two days after the murders.

According to the DSP, Abdul Gani said he killed his daughters because he was “ashamed at their conduct as they used to leave the house at all hours,” the Dawn reported.

Last year, Pakistan’s parliament unanimously approved anti-honour killing and anti-rape bills.

The legislation on honour killings introduced tough punishment for convicts, making it stricter than that in usual murder cases.

First Published: Sep 23, 2017 18:54 IST