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Pakistan woman stoned to death by family for marrying man she loved

Published on May 27, 2014 6:28 PM
 

LAHORE, Pakistan (REUTERS) - A 25-year-old woman was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honour" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said.

Ms Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks, said Mr Umer Cheema, a senior police officer.

Her father, two brothers and former fiance were among the attackers, he said.

Ms Iqbal suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital, police said.

 
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