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Lawyer shoots dead his own sister in packed courtroom

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.
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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.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184288/Lawyer-shoots-dead-sister-honour-killing-middle-Pakistan-courtroom.html#ixzz22mZRYUvj


Added: Aug-6-2012 Occurred On: Aug-6-2012
By: HashSassin
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Tags: pakistan, honor killing
Location: Pakistan (load item map)
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