This is about honor. And by honor, I mean slavery. And by slavery, I mean the belief that you not only own another human being because she is a female family member, but that if she defies your ownership, you are then obligated to kill her in the most brutal way possible.
On October 3, the girl’s father, Riyasat Ali, resident of TDA-134, had lodged a kidnap-murder FIR at Saddar police station in Layyah against one Muhammad Khalid, a neighbour, who was arrested by the police.
However, during the investigation, police uncovered evidence against the girl’s parents. They were also arrested last week. Police said on Monday, they confessed to killing Naureen because she had married a man of her choice without their consent.
District Police Officer Shaukat Abbas confirmed that the mother had confessed to helping her husband kill Naureen. She told police that they tied her hands and feet and tried to strangle her. They said they then covered her mouth with a cloth and set her on fire by putting petrol on her.
Her father said that she had “brought shame to the family” by running away with a man. He told police that he had decided to kill Naureen the day she married.
“I have been at ease after killing… I had been in torment while she lived” he told police.
He feels better… and that’s what really counts.
Islam says that the majority in hell are women. I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that the majority in hell are Muslim men.