Siblings kill sister for honour in Shorkot
A woman was shot to death by her family in the name of honour in Shorkot on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Police said the brothers opened fire on their sister and ended her life in the name of honour.
The woman’s body was shifted to the THQ Hospital, Shorkot for autopsy.
Police have so far failed to arrest the accused.
It is a terrible fact that honour killings in our part of the world are rampant. Despite the opening of schools in far-flung areas and the increase in literacy rate, this unending trend of honour killings shows that there is no change in social attitudes in Pakistan which is reflected in incidents of honour killings reported in media. And the actual situation is even worse as many deaths either go unreported or are closed without proper investigation.
If we look at the official figures, the Sindh Police in February this year in a study revealed that a total of 769 people, including 510 women, had been killed in the province during the past five years.
And most disturbing part is that the conviction rate stood at a mere two percent against the acquittal rate of 20.9 percent.
This pathetic conviction rate obviously encourages the family members to commit such heinous crimes, knowing that they would not face any consequences.