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Man dies, woman injured as couple stoned in Swat over ‘honour’: police

SWAT: A 27-year-old man was stoned to death and a married woman injured by her relatives in the name of ‘honour’ after the two were found in an ‘objectionable position’ in her family’s home in the Barikot area on Wednesday, police said.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sadiq Akbar said the woman’s father confessed to killing the man and injuring his daughter after finding them in an ‘objectionable position’, saying he had done so in the name of ‘honour’.

Police said the woman’s husband worked abroad. According to eyewitnesses, the woman’s in-laws’ residence was near her uncle’s house, where she was allegedly caught with the man. Her relatives called her parents to the house, the eyewitnesses claimed.

When police reached the spot, they found the couple in chains. The man was dead, while the woman, who was injured, had a noose around her neck. Police said the family were planning to hang her.

Police arrested the woman’s father and another relative and collected evidence of the attack from the scene of crime. The woman was shifted to a hospital for treatment.

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