Many Muslim countries have relaxed penalties for honor killing, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen those penalties. Yet we are constantly told that honor killing has nothing to do with Islam.
GHAZIABAD police on Tuesday arrested an accused of murdering his wife and daughter in the name of ‘honour.’
According to police, the accused after killing his wife, mother of seven, had hid her body in a heap of woods in a cattle shed and was arranging to burry [sic] it when police after having information from their sources found the body. Police arrested the accused and recovered the murder weapons – a hammer and meat cleaver.
The accused has confessed that he killed his wife on suspicion of having illicit relations with another man. He also confessed that he had killed his daughter three months back.
Ghaziabad SHO Atif Zulfiqar said that after receiving information of murder of a woman, he deputed three cops to find out truth and arrest the accused. He said that they went in civvies and succeeded in arresting the accused – Rehmat Ali, husband of deceased Allah Rakhi.
He said the accused had hid the body in a heap of woods and was in a chance to remove it to some other place to burry [sic] it. He said the accused killed his wife with repeated strokes of the meat cleaver on her sensitive parts. He said later he pressed her head with a hammer.
He said the accused killed her early in the morning after taking her into the cattle shed, saying her that he needed her help in milking a cow.
The SHO said that during the initial investigation the accused confessed that he had killed his daughter Surayya, 17, three months back over same suspicion. The SHO said that on his information, they exhumed the body of Surrayya from the cattle shed.