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Pakistani couple murdered by family over marriage

Published on Jun 29, 2014 6:57 AM

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday.

The killings come a month after a pregnant woman was beaten to death with bricks by members of her own family for marrying the man of her choice.

Maafia Bibi, 17, and her 31-year-old husband Muhammad Sajjad were attacked with a knife by Bibi’s father, her two uncles, grandfather and mother on Thursday night after inviting the couple to Bibi’s parents’ home.

The murders took place in a village which is part of Daska town, 162km east of the capital Islamabad.

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