Islamabad, June 22 :
A Pakistani couple was killed along with their four-year-old child in an apparent honour killing by their relatives in Quetta in south-western Pakistan, a media report said.
Superintendent of Police Mehmood Notezai said the victims’ relatives had killed the couple to punish them for their love-marriage, Dawnonline reported Sunday.
“Husband, wife and their son, all were beaten to death”, Notezai said.
Notezai said the accused had used blunt weapons to kill the couple adding that “the accused family members escaped after committing the heinous crime”.
The couple, hailing from Sibi city in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, had secretly married five years ago against the will of the girl’s family members, police said.
Police discovered the three bodies from the couple’s mud-walled house in Quetta’s Almas Road area.
The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for post-mortem.
Police are yet to make any arrests in the case.
Last month, 25-year-old pregnant woman Farzana Parveen was brutally beaten and stoned to death outside the Lahore high court by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice.