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Woman in Pakistan shoots husband for ‘raping’ daughter-in-law

The woman who lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said her husband was repeatedly sexually assaulting their daughter-in-law for the past three months.

world Updated: Jun 04, 2017 17:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Peshawar
Rape,Sexual Assault,Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
A woman shot her husband in Pakistan for allegedly raping their daughter-in-law.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A man was shot dead in Pakistan allegedly by his wife who accused him of raping their daughter-in-law in the absence of her soldier husband, in what the media described as a “rare incident of honour killing”.

Begum Bibi, who lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Shangla village, said she killed her husband Gulbar Khan because “he didn’t respect family and relations”.

She said Khan was repeatedly sexually assaulting their daughter-in-law for the past three months, the Express Tribune reported.

The report said that the rape victim’s husband, a Frontier Crops soldier, said he knew his wife’s ordeal “but due to parental respect, I couldn’t kill him, but informed my mother that I will leave home after my return” from training.

Khan was sleeping when his wife fired at him with a pistol with their daughter-in-law’s assistance, police said.

Begum said Khan, in the absence of their son, forced his wife into an “illicit relationship” and the practice continued for three months, the report added.

“I decided to kill him when he refused to give up his evil practice,” Begum said.

Police produced Begum, her daughter-in-law and son before a court which remanded them to judicial custody on Saturday.

First Published: Jun 04, 2017 17:12 IST