GUJRAT/ROME: An Italian-Pakistani woman was allegedly murdered by her father, uncle and brother in Punjab’s Gujrat district in the name of honour, police officials said.
Police have arrested three suspects, including the victim’s father and brother identified as Ghulam Mustafa and Adnan, for their alleged involvement in the crime.
According to details, 26-year-old Sana Cheema expressed a desire to marry a man of her choice in Italy, which enraged her family members who wanted to marry her off to their relative.
The infuriated family members murdered her and subsequently, buried her body quietly to hush up the matter, a police official said.
He said a first information report of the woman’s death has been registered with three suspected murderers sent behind bars. He added further investigation into the crime has been underway to ascertain the exact facts of the incident.
The victim’s family members, however, denied the allegations of her murder, saying the woman died of some illness.