Villagers behead couple for illicit relationship in Pakistan

February 22nd, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Multan (Pakistan), Feb 22 (IANS) A father of two and a young woman were beheaded by villagers in Pakistan’s Multan province for being into an illicit relationship, media reports said.
The incident took place in the Budhlasunt area on the outskirts of Multan in Punjab province Saturday, Geo TV reported Sunday.

The victims were identified as Sumaira, 22, and Muhammad Sajjad, 28, father of two children.

The police have arrested two men, Naeem Arshad and his friend Allahdata, for the killings and registered cases against them.

However, the relatives of Muhammad Sajjad told police that he was killed over a land dispute.

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