Another example of Islam’s “tolerance?” — where “merely the allegation is enough to bring dishonour on the family and therefore justifies the slaying.” From The Times of India:
A girl in Pakistan’s Punjab province became victim of ‘honour killing’ when she was axed to death by her father and close relatives for allegedly having an affair with a boy of her locality.
The girl was killed after her father, Farooq Khan Baloch, became suspicious that his daughter was having an affair with Amjad, a youngster in Jhang tehsil in Punjab province.
Seeing them together, Farooq along with relatives Sher Khan, Asghar Khan and Riaz Khan, axed the girl to death, while the boy managed to escape, the Dawn daily reported.
The police have registered a case, it said. ‘Honour killing’ is widespread among rural Muslim tribes in Pakistan where the victim is mostly female. The spilling of blood under the garb of honour is mostly at the behest of close family members with the aim of undoing the perceived loss of wider family status owing to the actions of the victim.