Pakistani mother sentenced to death for daughter’s ‘honor killing’

Pakistani mother sentenced to death for daughter’s ‘honor killing’
Pakistani police escort Perveen Bibi (C), who allegedly killed her own daughter by burning her alive, as they go to local court in Lahore, in this June 10, 2016 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 17 January 2017

Pakistani mother sentenced to death for daughter’s ‘honor killing’

Pakistani mother sentenced to death for daughter’s ‘honor killing’

LAHORE: A mother who murdered her own daughter and set her alight for marrying the man of her choice has been sentenced to death, officials said Tuesday, in a case that had revolted many in Pakistan.
Zeenat Bibi, aged 16, was doused with kerosene and set alight in June last year in Pakistan’s teeming cultural capital Lahore, a little over a week after she wed 20-year-old motorcycle mechanic Hasan Khan against her family’s wishes.
A judge in an anti-terror court in Lahore sentenced her mother Perveen Bibi to death on murder and terrorism charges, prosecutor Mian Mohammad Tufail told AFP.
She was charged under Pakistan’s terrorism laws rather than newly-reformed criminal legislation against honor killings because of the use of kerosene in the murder, Tufail said.
Bibi also received a 14-year jail term and was fined 1 million rupees ($9,300) under separate counts related to the killing. Her son Mohammad Anees was jailed for life and fined 1.5 million rupees.