Monday, July 1, 2013

Two Pakistani Sisters Killed for Dancing in Rain; Believed to Be "Honor Killings" for Indecent Act

In what are believed to be Islamic "honor killings," two teenage Pakistani sisters were shot and killed yesterday, after they were accused of dishonoring their family's name by recording themselves dancing in the rain, the Inquisitr website reports today (July 1, 2013).

Noor Basra, 15, and her 16-year-old sister Noor Sheza, were dressed in traditional clothing as they danced outside their bungalow in Chilas, in Pakistan's northern region of Gilgit. The video of them dancing was taken six months ago, and footage had been shown in the conservative Pakistani town.

The sisters and their mother, Noshehra, were shot and killed in their home by five gunmen yesterday.

Police believe the murders may have been arranged by the girls' stepbrother, Khutore, who wanted to "restore the family honor." Khutore fled to avoid police, but the four accomplices confessed to the murders.

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