Another day, and another story of how a woman was assaulted only because she said “no” to a marriage proposal. More than that, her father was tortured and killed right in front of her eyes before she was left to die. All of this happened why? Because they rejected the marriage proposal of a lover.
On Tuesday 10th of January 2018, Ali Afridi from Bara, Peshawar stabbed Ikram, a 60-year-old father of 20-year-old stage dancer Brekhna. Ali Afridi was said to be in his early 30s. According to the police, Ali Afridi reached out to Ikram to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Both, the daughter and the father rejected the proposal.
Police in Peshawar say a female stage performer Brekhna was killed by her rejected young lover. Local Police official told @voadeewa "When Brekhna's father reportedly rejected the lover's marriage proposal, he killed Brekhna, her father and later killed himself too". pic.twitter.com/ovwEbdugBI
— VOA DEEWA (@voadeewa) January 10, 2018
In the agony of rejection, the young lover stabbed the father to death and brutally injured Brekhna.
Brekhna was later taken to the Lady Reading Hospital. However, with her injuries being so severe, she couldn’t make it past another breath and later died.
According to the police, Brekhna was injured and wounded when she was trying to save her father from the assault Ali Afridi conducted.
After killing the father and wounding Brekhna, Ali Afridi committed suicide by using his pistol.
These Past 2 Days Indeed Have Been Horrible for the Country!
#Pakistan in a day: a 7 year old girl raped & brutally murdered in #Kasur; Journalist #TahaSiddiqui, miraculously survived an attack in the Capital; Stage artist #Brekhna killed in #Peshawar. #PakState has failed miserably to protect its citizens.
— Bushra Gohar (@BushraGohar) January 10, 2018
Stage artist Brekhna, killed yesterday in Peshawar.
She’s not the first Pakhtun female artist killed in the most brutal way, before her we have lost Ghazala Javed, Aiman Udas, Yasmeen khan, Shabana and many more in last few yrs. #ProtectOurArtists
— Nazrana Ghaffar (@NazranaYusufzai) January 11, 2018
No Politician has Spoken in the Light of What Happened
Dear @ImranKhanPTI waiting for your statement on this horrific murder.
20 year old stage artist Brekhna has been killed brutally in #Peshawar while her father has been slaughtered in front of her. Will our courts n KPK government provide justice to this family? #JusticeForBrekhna pic.twitter.com/zqLgaHARje
— Hassan Yousaf (@h_yousaf01) January 11, 2018
So much disturbing to start the day while thinking about #Zainab (7 yrs old minor raped, killed & thrown) & 20 years old #Brekhna stage artist in #Peshawar who was killed brutally while his father was slaughtered in front of her. #JusticeForZainab
— Riaz Ali Turi (@RiazToori) January 11, 2018
Horrible how incidents are happening in such a manner. Indeed, a very dark beginning of 2018 for Pakistan!