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.
smuggled a pistol into a courtroom under his lawyer's coat - passing
security checks and body searches - and opened fire in front of dozens
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.
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 mar
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