Hassan Khan, husband of deceased Zeenat, who is a motorcycle mechanic by profession, had filed a complaint against the victim's family with Factory Area Police Station.
The authorities reported that Zeenat Rafiq's body had shown signs of strangulation in addition to the beating her mother and brother Rafique are said to have given her.
When she learned that her daughter Zeenat Rafiq had married a man of her choosing, Parveen Bibi allegedly complained that she'd brought shame to the family and beat her until she bled; days later, she burned the 18-year-old alive.
Zeenat Bibi, aged 16, was doused with kerosene and set alight in June last year in Pakistan's teeming cultural capital Lahore, a little over a week after she Wednesday 20-year-old motorcycle mechanic Hasan Khan against her family's wishes.
Hasan Khan's ethnicity was the main cause of the family's disapproval.Читайте также: Snow and ice a possibility for Nebraska early next week
He said, the girl's mother and an uncle visited her to try to persuade her to return home and have the marriage ceremony repeated in a traditional family function, instead of being labelled her whole life as someone who had "eloped".
He earlier told the media that Zeenat was not willing to go back to her parents' home because she feared they would kill her.
"When we saw her body, she had strangulation marks on her neck", Rafiq's mother-in-law Shahida Bib said.
More than 1,000 women in Pakistan were murdered by their own relatives in 2015 in the name of the family's honor, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. After Baloch's brother was arrested for killing her, he didn't express any remorse for his actions, saying in a confessional video, "I am proud of what I did". Investigators said that other family members had helped Bibi in the murder.
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