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Man in Jhelum kills doctor wife from Germany

Man in Jhelum kills doctor wife from Germany

JHELUM, DEC 28, (DNA) – In a shocking confession a man in police custody said he killed his wife who was also a doctor in Germany.

The man said he brought his Pakistani wife to Jhelum where he killed her to protect his ‘honour’, police said. He was planning to flee after the murder, and had also bought a ticket to travel abroad.

In October this year, the parliament approved bills aimed at the prevention of honour-killings in the country, removing a loophole allowing killers to walk free after being pardoned by family members. The bill for the prevention of honour killings stated an honour killing convict would at least be handed life in prison.

In a similar incident earlier this year, a British Pakistani girl Samia Shahid was killed in Jhelum for marrying of her choice– in the name of ‘honour’.

Earlier this year, a Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was also allegedly murdered by her brother in one such incident of honour killing. Her killing left many in shock and drew severe criticism of the authorities.=DNA

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