Jhelum woman killed over seeking to marry of own will


JHELUM April 13 (TNS): Relatives reported killed a woman on Friday over showing her will to marry with a man of own choice in Jhelum.
According to details Shagufta, a resident of Jalalpur Sharif in Pind Dadan Khan wanted to marry of her own will to a man named Hussain of same vicinity.
Her family refused to allow her to marry the man of her choice upon which Shagufta had run away to Hussain.
After few days her relative brought her back in pretext of allowing her to marry with Hussain and strangled her to death on return.
The police have taken body in to custody and shifted to a local hospital for medico-legal formalities.
Police have registered a case and an investigation was under but no arrest was made till the report was filed.
At least 500 women are killed every year in Pakistan by family members over destroying the honour.