Her face burned, his honor restored
“Prosecutor Camille Palluel said Butt had meticulously planned his attack ‘to end the life’ of his former girlfriend in an attempt ‘to restore his honour.'”
Love Is In The Air Update: “Jilted man jailed for fire attack,” from the BBC, February 13 (thanks to Kapil):
A Pakistani man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a French court for setting fire to an ex-girlfriend who had refused to marry him.
Amer Mushtaq Butt doused the woman with petrol and set her alight as she was leaving her home in a Paris suburb.
Chahrazad Belayni, a 21-year-old Moroccan-born woman, suffered third-degree burns to 60% of her body.
The case has highlighted violence against women in poor urban communities with large Muslim populations….
Prosecutor Camille Palluel said Butt had meticulously planned his attack “to end the life” of his former girlfriend in an attempt “to restore his honour“.
Butt set fire to Ms Belayni in the street in the impoverished Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Marne in 2005 after she ended their relationship….