Brother shoots sister for ‘wanting to marry out of free-will’ | Pakistan Today

Brother shoots sister for ‘wanting to marry out of free-will’

KAMALIA: A woman, shot by her brother a month ago, succumbed to her injuries Thursday afternoon.

According to the details, Subia had expressed her desire to marry a person of her own choice but was shot by her brother in the leg. Tahir locked Subia inside her room and ran away afterwards, causing her wound to deteriorate.

The body has been shifted to District Headquarters Hospital for postmortem and a case has been registered and further investigation is underway.

In some areas of Pakistan, men and women still can’t get married of their own free-will. In these cases, couples or their parents are ‘punished’ for their ‘crimes’.

On June 8, 2016, a month burnt her daughter alive for marrying a man of her choice in Lahore’s factory area.

The 17-year-old Zeenat had married a man named Hassan in secrecy. When her mother heard about it, she brought her back home on the pretext of marrying her off according to traditions, but set her on fire instead, resulting in her death.

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