In the name of, you got it, “honor.” Incidentally, since Pakistan is 97% Muslim, there is a 97% chance this honor-zealous man was Muslim. “Man slays sister for honour,” from the Daily Times, February 23:
KARACHI: A man surrendered himself after killing his elderly sister on the pretext of honour killing.
Elahi Bux, 45, surrendered himself after axing to death his 60-year-old sister, Shehla Bibi, at his house located in Sector 15, Mehran Town, within the jurisdiction of Korangi Industrial Area Police Station.
Confessing to the crime, the accused alleged that his sister had illicit relations with a landlord of Larkana. According to SHO Ismail Lashari, Bux only dealt one swift blow to the victim’s head and when her screams attracted the neighbours, rather than fleeing, Bux waited for the police to arrive. The police have registered a case on behalf of the victim’s son.
However, according to family sources, Bux was in financial debt of the landlord and as he could not repay the money, he had married his daughter to the landlord. However, now the landlord wanted to marry Shehla Bibi, therefore, Bux thought it best to kill her rather than stain the family”s honour. The deceased was a widowed mother of five children…