Published On: Sun, Mar 23rd, 2014
Published in Category: District News

Police arrest 2 key accused in Shikarpur honour killing

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SHIKARPUR: Police claimed to have arrested two key accused of Shikarpur jirga, ordered to killing two girls over ‘Karo Kari’.

According to media reports, the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) Shikarpur said accused Sanaullah Mahar and Abdullah Mahar, main accused, have been arrested.

He said police was conducting raids for the arrested of head of jirga, Ghaus Bux Mahar and other accused.

Police will raid everywhere in search of the accused, he asserted.

Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jillani had taken suo moto notice of killing of two women over “Karo Kari” in Shikarpur.

Two girls were murdered couple of weeks ago in the name of Karo Kari over marrying guys of their own choosing. The jirga (a court of elders) in its judgment ordered the boys to pay a fine of Rs2.4 million each to escape meeting the same fate.

The jirga was presided over by Ghaus Bux Mehar, an MNA of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F).

Taking notice of the same, DIG Larkana Khalid Rind has formed an investigation team headed by ASP City Kamran Nawaz.

The jirga declared the girls from Mahar community Kari and boys from Jagirani tribe Karo for marrying according to their own will.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);