Pakistan: Murderous thugs kill pregnant woman outside courtroom
Farzana Parveen, who was three months pregnant, was killed before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police have reported.
Police official Naseem Butt said the 25-year-old had married Mohammad Iqbal, with whom she had been engaged for years against the will of her family.
Her father had filed an abduction case against her husband, which the couple was contesting, her lawyer Mustafa Kharal said.
Arranged marriages are considered normal among conservative Pakistanis, who view marriage for love as a transgression.
There are times when ‘an eye for an eye’ seems terribly appropriate.