An anti-terrorism court has punished a woman with death penalty for lynching her daughter in the name of honour for marrying a man of her own choice.
The girl, Zeenat Rafiq, was set on fire by her mother Parveen Bibi in June 2016, a week after she eloped with a man, Hasan Khan, and married him in a court here.
According to a report by Daily Mail, a judge in an anti-terror court in Lahore, Pakistan, has sentenced Zeenat's mother Perveen Bibi to death on murder and terrorism charges, prosecutor Mian Mohammad Tufail told AFP.
He said: 'After living with me for four days following our marriage, her family contacted us and promised they would throw us a proper wedding party after eight days.
"I had sent her to visit her family after her paternal uncle guaranteed her safety", the victim's husband was quoted as saying.
The authorities reported that Zeenat Rafiq's body had shown signs of strangulation in addition to the beating her mother and brother Rafique are said to have given her.
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Hundreds of women are killed by their relatives each year after allegedly bringing shame on their families in the deeply conservative Muslim country.
The family of Hassan Khan were the ones to claim the charred remains of his wife's body.
Pakistan's National Assembly in October a year ago passed a much-anticipated new law that mandates a stiff penalty for those convicted of so-called honor killings and closes a legal loophole that has permitted the families of those who commit honor killings to forgive the perpetrator.
The prime suspect, Parveen Bibi, confessed to her crime during the police investigation.
Pakistan's parliament passed new legislation against such killings in October, three months after the murder of outspoken social media star Qandeel Baloch.
Previously killers who were relatives of the victim could escape punishment by seeking forgiveness for the crime from other family members.