Pakistani woman stoned to death for marrying for love was pregnant

ByREUTERS
May 28, 2014 18:08




ISLAMABAD - A postmortem of a Pakistani woman who was killed for marrying the man she loved established that she was five months pregnant, her stepson told Reuters on Wednesday.

Farzana Iqbal, 25, was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts in the city of Lahore on Tuesday in a so-called "honor" killing.

"Her baby died in her womb," said Muhammad Aurangzeb, a son of her previous husband.

Honour killings are commonplace in Pakistan where women are often denied their basic rights. But the brutality of this case caused outrage around the world.

Many Pakistani families think that it is dishonorable for a woman to fall in love and chose her own husband.

Police said her father, two brothers and a former fiance were among the attackers. She suffered severe head injuries after they surrounded her and threw bricks at her, and was pronounced dead in hospital.

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