Teen survives ‘honor killing’ after torture, shot by own relatives

Teen survives ‘honor killing’ after torture, shot by own relatives

[Ed. – The girl’s own father shot her? Good grief. This is barbarism masquerading as religious devotion.]

Saba Maqsood is lucky to be alive. The Pakistani teen survived an honor killing after she was tortured and shot twice by her father, uncle, brother, and aunt. When they thought she was dead, Saba was put in a sack then thrown into a waterway canal.

Fortunately, she’s in good care now.

MSN reports that the Maqsood family disapproved of Saba falling in love and choosing her husband. Arranged marriages are what extreme conservative Pakistanis believe in.

The honor killing incident happened in the city of Hafizabad in the Punjab province. Local police official, Ali Akbar, says:

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“The victim, Saba… married her neighbor Muhammad Qaiser for love five days ago against the wishes of her family. They took her to Hafizabad, shot her twice and threw her in the canal after putting her in a sack, presuming that she was dead.”

Saba regained consciousness after her family fled the scene. Two passers-by helped the 18-year-old after she struggled up a bank from the waterway.

This teen survives an honor killing virtually unheard of. Her injuries consist of severe wounds on her cheek and right hand.

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