In a suspected case of dishonour killing, a nine-year-old boy shot lifeless his aunt after being instructed by his household to commit the crime in a village in Pakistan’s Punjab province, the police mentioned on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on Tuesday in Chak 104-SB village in Sargodha, some 200 km from Lahore.
In keeping with police, the boy was educated by his household to function the weapon to kill his paternal aunt.
The 30-year-old sufferer had married a person of her alternative some 10 years in the past towards the need of her household. Nevertheless, the household had later reconciled with the girl, they mentioned.
On Tuesday, the girl — a mom of three — visited the home of her maternal uncle to attend a household perform. Through the perform, her nine-year-old nephew opened fired on her, killing her on the spot, the police mentioned.
“After the incident, the boy and his household fled the spot,” a police official mentioned.
“The boy’s father had educated him to function the weapon. Plainly the boy have been instructed by his relations to open hearth on her aunt,” he mentioned.
The boy’s father and different relations have been charged for abetment to the crime, the official mentioned.
Dishonour killings are widespread in Pakistan. In keeping with Human Rights Watch, over 1,000 ladies are killed yearly in Pakistan within the identify of ”dishonour” — ”unacceptable” amorous relationships, defiance of bodily or cyber-gendered areas, brazenness in dressing and language or perceived immorality.