Lawyer shoots dead his own sister in ‘honour killing’ in packed courtroom ‘because he was opposed to her marriage’

Daily Mail:

  • Woman was shot in the head at point blank range by her brother
  • Gunman opened fire in a packed courtroom in front of dozens of witnesses
  • He used his lawyer’s black coat to smuggle pistol into courtroom
  • He claims he did it because her marriage brought shame on the family

By Kerry Mcqueeney

PUBLISHED: 04:39 EST, 6 August 2012 | UPDATED: 08:31 EST, 6 August 2012

A lawyer shot dead his own sister in the middle of a courtroom because she had ‘brought shame’ on the family for marrying a man they disapproved of, it has emerged.

In an honour killing that has shocked Pakistan, Javed Iqbal Shaikh shot his 20-year-old sister Rahila through the head in the middle of Hyderabad’s Sindh High Court (SHC) Circuit Bench.

Shaikh smuggled a pistol into a courtroom under his lawyer’s coat – passing security checks and body searches – and opened fire in front of dozens of witnesses.

Javed Iqbal Shaikh used his lawyer's coat to smuggle the firearm into the courtroom. He was arrested at the scene and chargedJaved Iqbal Shaikh used his lawyer’s coat to smuggle the firearm into the courtroom. He was arrested at the scene and charged

 

The killing has shocked many in Pakistan because it happened in the middle of a busy court in the city of Hyderabad (pictured)The killing has shocked many in Pakistan because it happened in the middle of a busy court in the city of Hyderabad (pictured)

Rahila was shot at point blank range to the left side of her head. Shaikh then attempted to fire at his sister’s husband Zulfiqar Sehto, but police overpowered him before taking him into custody.

According to the Guardian, Sehto – who was uninjured in the attack – said: ‘Before she fell to the ground, my wife was looking straight at me.’

Rahila married Zulfiqar Sehto in the Halani town of Tehsil Mahrabpur, in the Naushehro Feroze district – but it was a marriage her family opposed.

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7 Replies to “Lawyer shoots dead his own sister in ‘honour killing’ in packed courtroom ‘because he was opposed to her marriage’”

  1. Why the surprise? It does not appear that education or wealth creates a more enlightened “mozlem”. Islam is islam, no more, no less, as Erdogan and others have stated.

  2. “In an honour killing that has shocked Pakistan”

    Which part of Pakistan is shocked? Probably not the 90 odd percent that is Muslim.
    This happens in a court room of all places, so it shows that Muslims can’t even keep law and order in the places where there is supposed to be law and order. No wonder they couldn’t find Bin Laden, who was living next door to a military base. Sorry, what was that? Oh, they could find him – they just conveniently forgot that he was there!

  3. “In an honour killing that has SHOCKED Pakistan…” Yea sure. And the earth is flat and the sun rises in the east.

  4. Don’t confuse shock with disappointment. Leftists know what we know they are just very annoyed when it is publicized that Muslims do what we all know they do as it interferes with their narrative

  5. Brought to you by the religion of peace.
    Now we wait for the leftist bleedin hearts out there to bleat and moan how racist we are and that honor killings never happen in shitlam

  6. It’s an ‘honour’ killing that has shocked Pakistan because it happened in a courtroom. Are we to assume then that it wouldn’t shock Pakistan if it happened anywhere else?

    I don’t know why they bother to have courtrooms in Pakistan seeing as muzzies don’t believe in man made laws.

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