A man from Mauza Sabra Nachawn in Pakistan died after being attacked by a group of assailants in what is being called an 'honour' killing. Allah Ditta was overpowered by a group of five men who then chopped off his arms, nose and lips.
Ditta, a married man, had earlier eloped with a married woman from Paiga village. The relatives from both families intervened and the woman's family brought her back to her husband's home. On 18 July, the man again attempted to visit the woman at her village but was intercepted by the group of men.
After the attack, the assailants made away with the body parts and left the victim to bleed out for a while before authorities were called in. Ditta was then rushed to the Trauma Centre of Ghazi Medical College where he received treatment. However, having lost a large amount of blood he succumbed to his injuries.
The Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported Station House Officer Ali Mohammad of Gaddai police station as confirming that a case has now been filed against two of the married woman's relatives, Iqbal and Allah Divaya, along with three other unnamed assailants.
This attack comes close on the heels of the 'honour killing' of social media star and model Qandeel Baloch who was murdered by her brother. Honour killings continue to be one of the most prominent social setbacks in the country and Daily Pakistan reported that according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, in 2016 alone, nearly 1,100 Pakistanis (including 88 men) were killed for the sake of honour.