Teenage victim fighting for her life after being shot by cousin

ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Wednesday drew the attention of National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) towards an attempted honour killing case in the federal capital.

The teenaged victim is in a coma at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) and doctors are not optimistic about her chances. Meanwhile, the suspected attacker is yet to be arrested and the NCHR has directed the inspector general of the police (IGP) to submit a report on the case.

A letter sent by the HRCP to the NCHR states that on June 9 the girl, aged between 16 and 17, was shot thrice allegedly by her cousin in the Nilore village.

Seven months ago, the father of the girl, who belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is settled in the Nilore village, decided to marry her off to a man much older than her. However, the girl left her home with a boy belonging to a local community.

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