Pakistani girl electrocuted by her own family

by Kal El on January 24, 2011 · View Comments

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Her crime? She fell in love with a man they did not approve of. I am sure that religion had nothing to do with this, since we all know islam is a religion of peace, right?

Pakistani girl ‘electrocuted’ in honour killingISLAMABAD, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Relatives of a teenage Pakistani girl have apparently electrocuted her for falling in love with a man they did not approve of, police said on Sunday.Elders and the family of Saima Bibi, 17, decided after a meeting of a village council, or panchayat, that her punishment for shaming the family should be death, police said.

“There are signs of torture and burns on her neck, back and hands which are most probably caused by electrocution,” said the police official, Zahoor Rabbani, from Bahawalpur district in east Pakistan where the alleged killing took place. He was speaking to Reuters by telephone.

Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani took “serious notice” of the “the sad incident of the killing of a girl by electric current on the orders of the panchayat”, and ordered police to immediately submit a report, his office said.

Bibi’s death appeared to be what is known as an honour killing. They are common in rural areas where, under centuries-old tribal customs, getting married without permission of male relatives or having sex outside marriage is deemed a serious slight to the honour of the family or the tribe.

Hundreds of people, mostly women, are killed in Pakistan in the name of “honour” every year, with the majority of victims from poor, rural families.

Pakistan’s independent Human Rights Commission said in its latest report that nearly 650 women were killed in that way in 2009.

Talha Nadeem, a doctor in a local hospital, said the cause of Bibi’s death had yet to be determined.

A woman is stigmatised as a “kari”, or “black woman”, if she is accused of having sex outside of marriage.

Her killing would be justified under tribal customs. “Karo” is the male version.

Bibi fell in love with her neighbour, Dilawar, and eloped to Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi this month, Rabbani said.

Her relatives persuaded her to return to her home on the promise that she would be allowed to marry him.

“Her father, uncles and other relatives later refused to fulfil her wish because they said the boy comes from a lower caste,” he said.

“Her uncles and other influential people killed her when she refused to marry according to their will.”

Police raided Bibi’s village home on a tip from a villager who said her relatives were telling people that she had committed a suicide and they were burying her. Rabbani said Bibi’s father, Abdul Majeed, and an uncle had been detained.

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  • SirWilhelm

    The most despicable part of this was her relatives lying to her to get her to come home so they could murder her. The saddest part, and the part that’s hardest to understand, for me, is that she believed them. With her having been raised in that culture, I don’t know how she could have thought they were being honest with her. Once she went back, her fate was sealed. I find myself hoping there is a Hell waiting for those that murdered her.

  • SirWilhelm

    The most despicable part of this was her relatives lying to her to get her to come home so they could murder her. The saddest part, and the part that’s hardest to understand, for me, is that she believed them. With her having been raised in that culture, I don’t know how she could have thought they were being honest with her. Once she went back, her fate was sealed. I find myself hoping there is a Hell waiting for those that murdered her.

  • Hellosnackbar

    And of course pusilanimous Pakis still believe they deserve respect.
    Yet another example of their barbaric culture.
    Clearly they have an alternative meaning of the word honour!it’s a euphemism for murder.

  • Hellosnackbar

    And of course pusilanimous Pakis still believe they deserve respect.
    Yet another example of their barbaric culture.
    Clearly they have an alternative meaning of the word honour!it’s a euphemism for murder.

  • Kal El

    The answer is simple. She was raised a muslim, that is, not to think or question, but to obey, i.e. modern day slavery.

  • Kal El

    The answer is simple. She was raised a muslim, that is, not to think or question, but to obey, i.e. modern day slavery.

  • Anonymous

    When a girl cheats on her boyfriends, and he kills her… its that not an honor kill of some sort? just saying

    These people are idiots, not necessarily dumber than us by IQ or religion, but by education and lack of foundations.

  • Anonymous

    When a girl cheats on her boyfriends, and he kills her… its that not an honor kill of some sort? just saying

    These people are idiots, not necessarily dumber than us by IQ or religion, but by education and lack of foundations.

  • SirWilhelm

    You could call it an honor killing of sorts, if you wanted to look at it that way, but, it’s not condoned by their families, society, Western culture, or any non-Islamic religion.

    They are dumber than us, recent studies show their overall intelligence has been lowered by centuries of in-breeding, alos condoned by their Islamic culture. And their educational system is based on memorizing the Quran, for the vast majority of Muslims, in Muslim dominated countries.

  • SirWilhelm

    You could call it an honor killing of sorts, if you wanted to look at it that way, but, it’s not condoned by their families, society, Western culture, or any non-Islamic religion.

    They are dumber than us, recent studies show their overall intelligence has been lowered by centuries of in-breeding, alos condoned by their Islamic culture. And their educational system is based on memorizing the Quran, for the vast majority of Muslims, in Muslim dominated countries.

  • Beejj

    Islamic culture, Sir W? I have seen more intelligent cultures growing in petri dishes. Let us not, please, confuse culture with tradition. Culture elevates; tradition oppresses, blinds and damns. It brooks no argument. It is the anchor that drags the ship of progress to the depths. It wallows in the stinking mud of superstition and ignorance. It is the festering sore that hinders all the human spirit craves. Islam is filth. Every mohammedan, no matter how “moderate”, is a carrier of the disease. As I said: cockroaches on a wedding cake. Christ, they disgust me! The foulness of Islam passeth all understanding. Why do we tolerate it in our countries? Is there anything lower in Creation than the mohammedan? Is there anything more parasitic? If ever I have a pet rat or ebola virus I will name him Mohammed.

  • Beejj

    Islamic culture, Sir W? I have seen more intelligent cultures growing in petri dishes. Let us not, please, confuse culture with tradition. Culture elevates; tradition oppresses, blinds and damns. It brooks no argument. It is the anchor that drags the ship of progress to the depths. It wallows in the stinking mud of superstition and ignorance. It is the festering sore that hinders all the human spirit craves. Islam is filth. Every mohammedan, no matter how “moderate”, is a carrier of the disease. As I said: cockroaches on a wedding cake. Christ, they disgust me! The foulness of Islam passeth all understanding. Why do we tolerate it in our countries? Is there anything lower in Creation than the mohammedan? Is there anything more parasitic? If ever I have a pet rat or ebola virus I will name him Mohammed.

  • Beejj

    Post Scriptum, Sir W. Although I send John Infidelesto frequent accounts of the vile activities of mohammedans, he chooses never to put them on this site. Fine: that’s his decision. I urge you and others, though, to google mailonline – that’s the English newspaper the Daily Mail (a bit of a rag, but not entirely so) – to read to-day’s report of the stoning to death of a 19 year-old girl. You can watch the blow by blow action. I sent it to John, but perhaps he has more pressing things on his mind, for he once again took no action. Hey, you followers of the sphincter you call your prophet, tell us what you think of this public display of murder at its ugliest. Enjoy it? Do you think: yes, that’s the true way; this is the path we must follow? Still think you are human beings? Hey, Obama, is the caterwauling of the muezzin still your sweetest sound in the world? You disgust me, you non_American American.

  • Beejj

    Post Scriptum, Sir W. Although I send John Infidelesto frequent accounts of the vile activities of mohammedans, he chooses never to put them on this site. Fine: that’s his decision. I urge you and others, though, to google mailonline – that’s the English newspaper the Daily Mail (a bit of a rag, but not entirely so) – to read to-day’s report of the stoning to death of a 19 year-old girl. You can watch the blow by blow action. I sent it to John, but perhaps he has more pressing things on his mind, for he once again took no action. Hey, you followers of the sphincter you call your prophet, tell us what you think of this public display of murder at its ugliest. Enjoy it? Do you think: yes, that’s the true way; this is the path we must follow? Still think you are human beings? Hey, Obama, is the caterwauling of the muezzin still your sweetest sound in the world? You disgust me, you non_American American.

  • SirWilhelm

    They do call what grows in petri dishes cultures, which demonstrates that there are a lot of different kinds of cultures, not all good. The Soviet Union was famous for celebrating “Kulture”, and there were many examples, such as their ballet, that some of it was very good, but, do you miss the Soviet Union? I completely agree with, and completely endorse, the rest of your comment.

  • SirWilhelm

    They do call what grows in petri dishes cultures, which demonstrates that there are a lot of different kinds of cultures, not all good. The Soviet Union was famous for celebrating “Kulture”, and there were many examples, such as their ballet, that some of it was very good, but, do you miss the Soviet Union? I completely agree with, and completely endorse, the rest of your comment.

  • BONGERANIO2003

    IT IS SO FUNNY THAT TILL NOW…THEY STILL IMPLEMENT THE HONOUR KILLINGS? WAKE UP FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO STILL CLOSED THEIR MINDS..WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS AGAINST THE TEACHING OF ISLAM..IS THIS THE WAY YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT ISLAM? THE GOVERNMENT OF AKISTAN SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS HONOUR KILLINGS…WE SHOULD KNOW THAT EVERYBODY IS NOT PERFECT..HOW ABOUT IF YOU ARE IN THE SHOES OF THAT POOR WOMAN?..WHAT WILL YOU FEEL? WAKE UP..WAKE UP..WE ARE ALREADY IN THE AGE OF MODERN TIMES..WE SHOULD KEEP ON MOVING……

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