Pakistani's relatives cleared of 'honour killing'

Sana Cheema, 25, strangled after refusing arranged marriage

(ANSA) - Islamabad, February 15 - A Pakistani court on Friday acquitted the father, uncle and brother of a Pakistani-Italian woman from Brescia who was killed after refusing an arranged marriage.
    The relatives of 25-year-old Sana Cheema were cleared of the 'honour killing' because of a "lack of clear proof", the court in Pakistan said.
    Cheema's family claimed she had died of natural causes but an autopsy said she had been strangled to death.
    The centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD)'s Alfredo Bazoli said the acquittals were "disconcerting" and urged the Italian diplomatic service to contact Pakistani authorities "over this murky affair", recalling that Cheema's father had confessed to her murder.
    Bazoli is PD chief on the House justice committee.
   

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © Copyright ANSA



Change cookie consent