Father suffocates daughter ‘for honor’ in Pakistan

A 16 -year-old girl was suffocated by her father in Islamabad after he speculated that she was dating a boy. (Reuters)

A 16 -year-old girl was suffocated by her father in the Golra suburb of Islamabad after he speculated that she was dating a boy in the neighborhood.

According to police, the suspect turned himself in a little before noon on Tuesday.

“The man, a father of six, killed his daughter by choking her and then called 15 to inform the police of his crime,” a homicide investigator told The Express Tribune.

The officer said that problems were circulating within the family for the past two to three days over the matter.

Doctors at Pakistan’s Institue of Medical Sciences (PIMS) confirmed that the girl was suffocated to death.

The doctor said: “There was bruising on her neck and signs of light bleeding from her lips. It seems the girl’s throat and mouth were squeezed, which led to her death.”
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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