Court sentences mother to death for burning daughter alive

Court sentences mother to death for burning daughter alive

Parveen Bibi News

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Monday sentenced a mother to death for burning her daughter alive.

The girl, Zeenat Rafiq, 18, was set on fire by her mother Parveen Bibi alive in June 2016 after she
contracted a ‘free-will marriage’.

Parveen Bibi had earlier confessed she had murdered her daughter for “bringing shame to the family”.

Police had suspected that Parveen was helped by her son and son-in-law in killing the girl.

The court also sentenced Zeenat’s brother Anees to life in prison. Zeenat’s sister’s husband was acquitted in the case.

Zeenat’s husband, Hasan Khan last June had agreed to let his wife return to her home after her family promised, in the days before her murder, to organize a traditional wedding reception for the couple.

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