CJ takes notice of woman murder outside LHC

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has taken notice of the murder of 25-year-old Farzana Iqbal who was beaten to death with sticks and bricks by an angry mob of relatives including her father and brothers outside the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The chief justice has summoned a report from the Inspector General Police Punjab within 48 hours.

Farzana was beaten to death by her family members on Tuesday for marrying a 45-year-old man named Muhammaed Iqbal. The marriage had been termed unacceptable by her family, which had filed an abduction case against the husband. Farzana was about to deliver a statement in his defence when she was attacked outside the LHC.

Her father surrendered to the police after the attack claiming he had murdered Farzana in the name of honour. Her brothers remain at large while police on Friday arrested four more suspects accused of being involved in the murder.