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Sister of slain Pakistani woman accuses husband

Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 - 01:10

June.01 - The sister of Farzana Iqbal, a Pakistani woman beaten to death outside a court building, says that Farzana's husband was the killer. Natalie Thomas reports.

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The husband of Farzana Iqbal says her family beat her to death outside a court in Pakistan for marrying him. Now Khaldia Bibi, the sister of the dead woman, who was pregnant, says he was the killer. (SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) KHALIDA BIBI, SISTER OF SLAIN PAKISTANI WOMAN, SAYING: "Iqbal has killed her." REPORTER ASKING: "Were you present at the scene and did you see it with your own eyes?" KHALIDA BIBI: "Yes, I saw it with my own eyes. I ran from there when they fired shots. My father remained there." Police and witnesses said Farzana was killed by assailants including her own father because she had married a man of her own choice Her husband has admitted that he had killed his previous wife in a dispute over Farzana in 2009. Farzana's sister alleges he'd threatened Farzana as well. (SOUNDBITE) (Punjabi) KHALIDA BIBI, SISTER OF SLAIN PAKISTANI WOMAN, FARZANA IQBAL, SAYING: "She told me that Iqbal brought her home and threatened to kill her. He had already killed his previous wife. He threatened her that he would kill her if she went to her parents." Police have arrested five people including Farzana's father in a case that's sparked international condemnation.

Sister of slain Pakistani woman accuses husband

Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 - 01:10

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