Pregnant woman stoned to death for marrying lover

A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on 27 May 2014 Tuesday for marrying the man she loved.

Nearly 20 members of the woman’s family, including her father and brothers, attacked her and with batons and bricks in broad daylight before a crowd of onlookers in front of the high court of Lahore, police investigator Rana Mujahid said.

Hundreds of women are murdered every year in Pakistan in so-called “honour killings” as a punishment for alleged adultery or other illicit sexual behavior, but public stoning is extremely rare.
Mujahid said the woman’s father has been arrested for murder and that police were working to apprehend all those who participated in the “heinous crime”.