The utter barbarism in Pakistan continues. A young woman and her new husband were hacked to pieces by her family because they didn’t approve of the marriage. They lured them back by telling them that they had accepted their marriage, then killed them both.
Muafia Bibi and her husband Sajjad Ahmed, 30, were killed in Satrah village Friday night, allegedly by her parents, two uncles and her grandfather, said Asghar Ali, the area police chief.
He said the couple was hacked to death with a butcher’s knife, and that all five suspects have been apprehended.
Ali said the couple married on June 19, and that the family had lured them back home by saying it accepted the marriage. He said it was Ahmed’s third marriage, with the first ending in divorce and his second wife leaving him after he married Bibi.
And yet another:
Elsewhere in Punjab, a man burned alive a young girl he wanted to marry after her family refused his proposal. Fayaz Aslam, 26, doused Sidra Shaukat in gasoline before setting the 20-year-old alight in a field, said Akhtar Saeed, a district police official.
Barbarism. I know I use that word a lot, but what else could it possibly be?