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Murder of 3 Peshawar girls being probed as honour killing

Murder of 3 Peshawar girls being probed as honour killing

Two men have been arrested for the suspected honour killing of three women whose charred bodies were found in Peshawar a week ago. Peshawar girls, Hasan Bano and her two daughters were murdered in a suspected honour killing, police said. Bano’s husband, an actor who goes by the name ‘Disco’ and his brother, Azizullah, are prime suspects in the triple murder. The women were first covered in a blanket and strangled, then taken to Tehkal’s Chalmari Road and burned, sources said. Police investigator Riaz Khan earlier told reporters that chemicalRead More

Asif Zardari lauds adoption of anti honor killing laws

Asif Zardari lauds adoption of anti honor killing laws

ISLAMABAD, OCT 8 (DNA)-  Former President Asif Zardari has lauded the Parliament for consensus legislation that closes the loopholes of forgiveness in murders in the name of honour on the one hand and stops rapists from walking away with impunity on the other. Friday October 7 will be remembered as a ground breaking day when the Anti Honour Killing and Anti Rape Bills were passed in the joint session of the Parliament, he said in a statement today. “The Parliament has done its job, what is needed now is toRead More

Bollywood’s Salman Khan freed in poaching case

Salman Khan freed in poaching case

JODHPUR: An Indian court on Monday acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of killing protected wildlife 18 years ago, ending the latest long-running case against the actor. Khan was convicted in 2006 of hunting rare gazelles while he was shooting a film in the northern state of Rajasthan eight years earlier. He was sentenced to one and five years in jail for two separate cases of shooting the animals, but the actor has filed appeals that have kept him from serving the stints. High Court judge Nirmaljit Kaur cleared the actorRead More

A teacher in China executed for sexually abusing 26 girls

BEIJING: China’s top court has executed a primary school teacher found guilty of raping or sexually abusing 26 girls. Li Jishun had raped 21 of his victims and sexually abused the other five in classrooms, dormitories, and the forest surrounding the village near Wushan town. He had committed these crimes between 2011 and 2012 while teaching at a village school in Gansu province. He preyed on pupils aged 4 to 11 who were “young and timid”, according to a statement by the Supreme People’s Court. It said there have been moreRead More

Former tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape

JOHANNESBURG: Former Grand Slam tennis star Bob Hewitt has been jailed for six years by a South African court for raping underage girls. Hewitt was found guilty at his trial in Johannesburg in March of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault. Speaking at the sentencing hearing, his wife begged the court to show mercy to her 75-year-old husband. The attacks took place in the 1980s and 1990s when the Australian-born player was working as a coach in South Africa. =DNA ===========  

Indian Police says rebels kill one hostage, release 250

RAIPUR, 10 MAY, (DNA) – Maoist rebels have killed one hostage and released some 250 others in India’s restive Chhattisgarh state after capturing the villagers on the eve of premier Narendra Modi’s visit to the state, police said Sunday. The insurgents rounded up the villagers late on Friday and marched them into the forests in impoverished Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in protest against construction of a local bridge, police said. “All villagers have been released [late on Saturday] except one who was killed at the hands of the Maoists,” District InspectorRead More