Dad ‘stones daugh­ter in mur­der­ous hon­our act’

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY CHRIS HUGHES De­fence and Se­cu­rity Edi­tor BY and

A YOUNG Pak­istani woman is fight­ing for her life and her male friend is dead af­ter her fa­ther and brother-in-law al­legedly stoned them both in an “hon­our killing”.

Po­lice believe mar­ried Shak­ila Khan, 22, was fol­lowed on Wed­nes­day to a house by her brother-in­law who found her with a lo­cal man called Bi­lal, 27.

Know­ing his brother, Shak­ila’s hus­band, was away on busi­ness, it is claimed he locked the pair in a room and sum­moned the girl’s fa­ther Rahim Bacha.

The men al­legedly tied up the pair and, be­liev­ing they had com­mit­ted adul­tery, tried to stone them to death in the draw­ing room.

It is thought they felt jus­ti­fied by Sharia Law.

Bi­lal died from his in­juries in Ghari, in Swat Val­ley, Pak­istan. Shak­ila was left with hor­rific wounds and is un­der guard in hospi­tal.

The men gave themselves up to po­lice who have launched mur­der and at­tempted mur­der in­quiries.

It was not far from where ac­tivist school­girl Malala Yousafzai sur­vived be­ing shot by the Tal­iban in 2012.

A lo­cal said: “Her fam­ily has dis­owned her. It is heart­break­ing. She is un­der threat from rel­a­tives, who believe she has com­mit­ted a crime.”

IN­JURIES Shak­ila in hospi­tal

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