Another ‘honour’ killing case in Lahore
According to reports, a man has killed his sister in name of ‘honour’ in Hanjarwal area of Lahore.
Sharafat Masih according to media reports, beat her sister with bricks injuring her critically.
The victim had been taken to the Jinnah Hospital however she succumbed to injuries later. The suspect has been arrested by the police and an investigation is underway.
The official documents suggest that 326 cases of honour killings had been reported in 2014, of the just 153 are still under investigation, challan in 173 cases had been sent to the relevant courts.
According to the documents conviction could be recorded in 52 cases only. In the 320 of such cases registered in 2015, conviction had been recorded in only 35.
Surprisingly, still 104 cases are under investigation. Similarly, 355 cases were registered in the 2016 out of which 242 are still under investigation, while challan in 113 cases were sent to the courts.
Conviction was recorded in 28 cases only, according to official documents available with this correspondent. As per data, increase in the number of such cases has been recorded as compared to 2014 and 2015.
According to the statistics available with the Punjab police, the number of honour killing cases recorded in the province from 2011 to 2016 was 256, 184, 275, 312, 242, and 248 respectively.
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