The night after her own father and brother-in-law allegedly tried to stone her death in an attempted honour killing, a young Pakistani woman fought for her life in the hospital.
Police believe married Shakila Khan, 22, was followed on Wednesday to a house in Ghari, Swat Valley by her brother-in-law who found her alone with a local man called Bilal, 27.
Knowing his brother, Shakila’s husband, was away on business, it is claimed he locked the pair up in a room and summoned the girl’s father Rahim Bacha to report the pair.
Furious, the two men then allegedly tied the two up with rope and, believing they had committed adultery, tried to stone them both to death in the drawing room of the house.
It is thought they felt justified by Sharia Law. Sadly Bilal died from his injuries and Shakila was taken to a local hospital where she was battling horrific wounds to her body and under armed guard.
It is believed both men handed themselves in to local police who are now investigating the murder and attempted murder.
One local who spoke to the Daily Mirror said:
“Her life is in danger and her family has disowned her according to Sharia Law. It is utterly heartbreaking as she has no support.”