495 cases of murder reported in first eight months: HRCP
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said here on Sunday that 495 cases of murder have been reported from different parts of the country during the first eight months of the year (January to August) including 573 women and 88 children.An official of HRCP told APP that according to data complied from the newspaper clippings, 210 cases of Karo Kari and 367 cases of honour killing were reported during this time period.
He informed that police have registered 196 cases of murder during the time span and registered First Information Reports (FIR) of 146 honour killing cases while 133 cases of Karo Kari were also filed in respective police stations.
Among Honour Killing accused, the HRCP official said, police have arrested 74 culprits while 17 surrendered before police. Likewise, he said 40 Karo Kari accused were also arrested and 9 surrendered after committing the crime. He said reason behind 223 honour killing cases was reported illicit relations while 110 cases are reported on the charges of marriage on choice. While 203 cases of Karo Kari are also reported due to the reason of illicit relations.
He informed that medical aid has been provided to 50 murder cases including 17 cases of honour killing during the said period of time.