Two Teenage Girls Shot In Honour Killing In Pakistan
Two men shot dead two teenage girls in an ‘honour-killing’ because they appeared in a video that showed them with a young man according to a report by The Daily Mail.
An ‘honour killing’ is when someone murders their own family member because they have been perceived to bring dishonour to the family name.
The two men have been arrested on suspicion of their involvement in murdering the two girls, aged 16 and 18, at the border village, Shaam Plain Garyom in Pakistan.
Revealing the identity of the men, it was discovered that one man is the father of one of the victims and the second man is the brother of the other young girl.
The suspects said the victims were killed and buried in their native village, according to a Razmak police official who spoke to the press. In his words:
Initial investigations show that the suspects opened fire on the victims over the video scandal.
The video that they were ‘honour-killed’ showed a young man recording himself with them and another girl in a secluded area.
However, the police are investigating to try and find the third girl and the young man who was also in the video to make sure they are safe.
The video was shot over a year ago but resurfaced on social media a few weeks ago before the murder took place on Thursday, police confirmed.