Investigators looking to establish arrested man’s connection to alleged plot leading to his daughters’ murder
BARCELONA: Police on Wednesday arrested the daddy of two Pakistani sisters residing in Spain who have been lured returned to their place of birth ultimate year and killed with the aid of own family participants in a suspected honour killing.
The guy, whose identification changed into no longer given, become arrested in Terrassa, a town some 30 kilometres northwest of Barcelona wherein he have been residing with his circle of relatives for years, a police source said.
Investigators are trying to establish his connection to the alleged plot leading to the homicide of his daughters, 24-yr-old Aneesa Abbas and her 21-12 months-vintage sister Arooj, who had wanted to interrupt off their compelled marriages, the source said.
The pair had been strangled and shot in Gujrat, a city in eastern Pakistan, on May 20, 2022, with police pronouncing initial investigations advised it changed into an “honour killing”.
Six members of the girls’ family had been arrested rapidly after the bloodshed, with one of their brothers and an uncle the primary two suspects.
The Gujrat police said the two sisters have been looking for to split from their husbands — also their cousins — who have been nevertheless dwelling in Pakistan and have been placing strain at the women to assist them to migrate to Spain.
The family had “created a story to persuade them to return to Pakistan for more than one days”, they introduced.
According to El Pais newspaper, the family had informed them their mother, who had travelled there numerous months earlier, were taken sick.
The mother, who heard the lethal assault from an adjacent room in which she become being held, changed into rescued via police and returned to Spain wherein she accused one among her sons of being at the back of the homicide, the paper said.
A brutal patriarchal practice, so-referred to as “honour killings” contain ladies being positioned to dying for bringing “disgrace” on their households.
In Pakistan, there were extra than 470 honour killings in 2021, in keeping with figures from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.