A man has brutally killed his two sisters on the eve of their weddings in Pakistan’s central Punjab province, police said on Saturday.
It is the latest case of so-called “honour” killings in the country.
According to an AFP report, Kosar and Gulzar Bibi, aged 22 and 28, were shot dead by 35-year-old brother Nasir Hussain on Friday as they prepared to marry men they had chosen themselves, senior police officer Mehar Riaz revealed.
It was gathered that the man shot his sisters because he does not support their marriage and had wanted the women to marry someone within the extended family, he added.
“The brother shot dead both the sisters yesterday and fled the site,” the officer said, adding that a search was underway. It is a simple case of killing for honour,” he said.
Father of the family, Atta Mohammad told reporters that Hussain had “destroyed everything”.
“He ruined my family, he destroyed us, he destroyed everything” Mohammad said.
Each year, hundreds of women are brutally murdered under the pretext of defending family honour. Just some days ago, a popular social media starlet, Qandeel Baloch was strangled to death by her brother who said he was “not embarrassed” to have killed her.