Pakistani brothers 'gouge sister's eyes and cut off feet in honour killing'

Nearly 1,100 women 'killed in honour' last year in Pakistan

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Two Pakistan men allegedly gouged their sister’s eyes out and cut her feet off in an “honour killing” after they suspected her of kidnapping.

The pair are believed to have cut out the eyes of 40-year-old Shareefan Bibi with a “sharp knife” and sliced away her limbs before fleeing from the scene.

She was reportedly taken to a rural health centre on Tuesday, and in turn, a hospital in the city of Multan, where she was placed in a critical condition.

Pakistan adopts new law to tackle 'honour killings'

The Pakistan-based Express Tribune claims police are tracing brothers identified as Muhammad Afzal and Mohammad Munir.

They have also reportedly registered a case against Muhammad Aslam, who allegedly lured the mother-of-five to a spot on the pretence of a court hearing.

Speaking to The Express Tribune, Ms Shareefan’s daughter Nusrat claimed her uncles wanted to kill her mother because they blamed her for kidnapping Afzal’s daughter Asia.

A total 1,096 women died in honour killings in 2015 in Pakistan, most of whom were shot but also attacked with acid, according to the country’s independent Human Rights Commission.

This was up from 869 in 2013.

Last month, a Pakistani man said “there was no choice” after killing his sister.

Soon after, Pakistan MPs passed a law to stiffen the penalty for convicted honour killers.

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