Pakistan arrests 4 suspects in woman's stoning

Associated Press

Published: Friday, May 30 2014 9:20 a.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, May 30 2014 9:20 a.m. MDT

Members of Pakistan's civil society hold banners during a protest to condemn the killing of pregnant woman Farzana Parveen, who was stoned to death in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, May 29, 2014. A senior police official in Pakistan said Mohammed Iqbal, husband of the woman stoned to death by her family earlier this week, was arrested for killing his first wife, though the case against him was withdrawn. Iqbal’s second wife was bludgeoned to death Tuesday in the eastern city of Lahore by family members. Iqbal and his wife's lawyer said the family was angry because they wanted her to marry someone else.

Muhammed Muheisen, Associated Press

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police say they have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of a woman who was beaten and stoned to death by her family for marrying without their permission.

The police spokesman in Lahore, Nayab Haider Rizvi, said police arrested the four men late Thursday from their village in the Nankana district.

Police have already arrested the woman's father.

The 25-year-old was on her way to court on Tuesday when she was attacked by a group of her relatives who objected to her marriage. During the assault she was hit on the head with bricks from a nearby construction site and died.

The shocking case has focused attention on violence against women in Pakistan.

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