LAHORE: In an incident of honour killing, two brothers killed their mother and two step-sisters in Township area of Lahore on Tuesday, police said.

The brothers Shehzad and Asif used a dagger to kill their mother Sughra Bibi, and step sisters Muqaddas and Amna in the name of honour, with the investigation officer saying the accused did not trust the women and quoted them as saying they had bad character and indulged in wrong activities.

The investigation officer also said that the accused have pleaded guilty to the murder and they have been arrested. The weapon has also been taken into custody.

The bodies of the deceased have also been taken to the mortuary for postmortem investigation.

Honour killing is a common practice in Pakistan that is prevalent all over the country. Recently, capital punishment was given to a man found guilty of shooting his sister in 2011 in the Ali Mir Shah village in Sindh.

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