Man murdered by in-laws in rare incident of male ‘honour killing’ in Pak

Multan (Pakistan) : In latest spate of honour killing, the family members of a woman in Pakistan’s Multan city slit the throat of her husband after they disapproved their marriage.

This is a rare case in the country where a man has been targeted. Usually it has been the women, who are murdered by their relatives each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as a family honour.

As per the police, the murder took place at a marketplace in Burewala, Punjab, on Friday when Muhammad Irshad, 43, was attacked by his father-in-law and two brothers in-law, reports Express Tribune.

Irshad was married to Mussarat Bibi, the daughter of a rich local agricultural family, about an year ago.

Irshat, who fled the place fearing that his in-laws would kill him, had returned to see his parents when the incident took place.

Meanwhile, a manhunt has been launched to find Irshad’s in-laws, who remained at large. (ANI)