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    Slain Woman’s Husband Killed First Wife

    Mohammad Iqbal sits next to his wife Farzana's body, who was killed by family members, in an ambulance outside of a morgue in Lahore May 27, 2014. Farzana Iqbal, 25, was stoned to death by her family outside one of Pakistan's top courts on Tuesday in a so-called "honour" killing for marrying the man she loved, police said. Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group of around dozen men began attacking her with bricks, said Umer Cheema, a senior police officer. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza   (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) - RTR3R3IN

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    The husband of 25-year-old Farzana Praveen, the Pakistani woman who was beaten to death by her father, brothers, and other family members Tuesday for marrying against their wishes, killed his own first wife four years ago. The deputy inspector general for Punjab police, Zulfiqar Hameed, said that Mohammed Iqbal, Praveen’s husband, was arrested four years ago for killing his first wife, Ayesha Bibi. Hameed could not offer details about the killing, but told the Associated Press that the case was withdrawn after a family member forgave him. In Pakistan, murder cases can be dropped if members of the deceased’s family forgive them or if they accept “blood money” offerings.

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