Pakistan: Man who kissed girls, who later were murdered, in video arrested

WION Web Team
Islamabad, Pakistan Published: May 19, 2020, 08.01 PM(IST)

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The man in question, Umar Ayaz, has been charged with making the video, according to a police statement.

A man who filmed himself kissing two girls in Pakistan -- who were later murdered -- has been arrested.

The man in question, Umar Ayaz, has been charged with making the video, according to a police statement.

The teenage girls were murdered for the sake of 'honour' supposedly by a relative in a town situated on the border of Pakistan's North and South Waziristan tribal areas after a video of them with the 28-year old surfaced via social media platforms.

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To this end, the father of one of the girls and another three of their relatives were arrested for failing to report the killings and concealing evidence.

The man believed to have carried out the murders remains at large.

Police say they are looking for Mohammad Aslam, and have also arrested another man on whose phone the footage was shot and who has been charged with sharing the video.

The killings took place on May 14 at Shaam Plain Garyom village in North Waziristan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The cause was a 52-second video showing a young man speaking with three girls. Two of the girls in the video have been killed while the whereabouts of the third one was not known.

According to police, the third girl -- who is not kissed by Ayaz in the footage -- is the wife of the alleged killer, and is believed to be in hiding.

The video was shot nearly a year ago but went viral a few weeks ago.

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