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Pakistani Girls Are Murdered By Relatives for Appearing in Video With a Boy

May 19, 2020

By Terry Firma

Honor killings are committed an estimated thousand times a year in Pakistan. The exact number is elusive; most of these murders never come to light, because the victims’ bodies are disposed of and the community hides behind a wall of silence.

This one, however, didn’t stay secret for long.

Two teenage girls have been murdered in a so-called “honor killing” in north-west Pakistan following a video circulated on the internet. They are said to have been shot dead by family members earlier this week…

The murders came after a video appeared on social media showing the girls with a young man, police said. Two men were reportedly arrested on Sunday in connection with the case. The two men were the father of one of the victims and brother of the other victim

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