WOMAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING PREGNANT DAUGHTER

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Islamabad (HRNW): Police in Pakistan say they have arrested a mother who is accused of killing her pregnant daughter for marrying against the wishes of her family.Local police official Arshad Mahamood said Saturday that the mother and her son slit the throat of 22-year-old Muqadas Tofeeq in the village of Butrawala in Punjab province. Tofeeq was the mother of a 10-month-old infant.

He says Muqadas was lured into her parental home before she was killed on Friday. Her husband Mohammed Tofeeq reported the murder.

Violence against women is not uncommon in Pakistan where nearly 1,000 women are killed each year in so-called “honor killings” for violating conservative norms on love and marriage.

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