Cou­ple killed for love mar­riage

Post-Tribune - - Nation/world -

A 17-year-old girl and her hus­band were killed by her fam­ily for mar­ry­ing without its con­sent, po­lice said Sun­day. The cou­ple were killed in Sa­trah vil­lage Fri­day night, al­legedly by her par­ents, two un­cles and her grand­fa­ther, said the area po­lice chief. Mar­ry­ing for love is a taboo among con­ser­va­tive Mus­lims in Pak­istan, where hun­dreds are killed each year over al­leged sex­ual in­dis­cre­tions, which are be­lieved to bring shame upon the fam­ily.

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