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Pakistani court indicts five over bludgeoning of woman

Published on Jul 5, 2014 8:28 PM

LAHORE (AFP) - A Pakistani court on Saturday indicted five men, including a father and two brothers, for the brutal murder of a woman bludgeoned to death for marrying against their wishes.

Ms Farzana Parveen was battered to death outside the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore in May by more than two dozen attackers armed with bricks, including numerous relatives.

"The court today indicted the father, two brothers, one cousin and ex-husband of the victim for murder, torture and terrorism," Mr Mian Zulfiqar, the police officer investigator on the case, told AFP.

Witnesses have been called to record their statements before the court on Monday, he added.

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