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Honor Killing': Pakistani Woman Electrocuted for Refusing Arranged Marriage


From CNN:

Relatives of a 21-year-old Pakistani woman are under arrest for allegedly electrocuting her because she secretly married a man they didn't approve of, police told CNN.

Police arrested Saima Bibi's father and three other relatives after being tipped off by an anonymous caller, said police official Muhammad Ismail.

Bibi - an ethnic Baluch - defied demands from her family to marry a Baluch relative and instead ran away about one month ago to the southern portcity of Karachi to marry a fellow villager, police official Rao Zahoor said.

Her father and several other relatives traveled to Karachi and duped her into coming back home. When she didn't listen to further demands they electrocuted her, he said. [...]

Human rights groups say so-called honor killings - the murder of women accused of infidelity and dishonorable behavior - are a growing problem inparts of Pakistan.

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