Pakistani woman electrocuted for eloping

Pakistani woman electrocuted for eloping

The incident took place in a village near Musafirkhana town in Sindh province. The police said Saima of Basti Hakra allegedly eloped with a man, Dilawar, who works in Karachi.

Her parents brought her back from Karachi on Friday and electrocuted her at night after the village council, which mostly comprised their relatives, ordered that she be executed, Express Tribune reported on Sunday.

The police got to know about the incident on Saturday when the woman’s body was about to be buried. A police team reached the place and seized the body.

Saima’s relatives claimed that she had committed suicide by ingesting pesticides. Police officer Babar Bakht Qureshi said the initial autopsy carried out by a woman doctor suggests that the victim had either been electrocuted or burnt through boiling water or both.

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