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A first-information report (FIR) was registered by the police against the allegedly jirga-ordered murder of a couple in Karachi who contracted a free-will marriage earlier this year.

The couple was strangled to death and secretly buried in an Ittehad Town graveyard allegedly on the orders of a tribal jirga in the name of so-called honor as they had married of their own free will, according to police.

The FIR registered by the Police in Karachi’s West Zone names 15 suspects out of which nine are currently in police custody.

The arrested men include Abdullah, the father of the male victim, Noor Mohammed, Mohammed Umer, Abdul Sattar, Mohammed Ameen, Ziaul Haq, Ghulam Rasool, Abdul Rasheed, and Eidan.

Police said that 22-year-old Haseena and Abdul Hadi were killed “in the name of honor” on Nov 22 in Karachi’s Mominabad area and they were secretly buried in a local graveyard.

Five days later, acting on a tip-off police found their graves, exhumed the bodies and sent them to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

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