CHILLAS, Pakistan (CBS Las Vegas) — Two teenage girls in Pakistan were allegedly fatally shot in an “honor killing” for dancing in the rain.
News 24 Online reports that Noor Basra, 16, and Noor Sheza, 15, were killed by five men in an attack planned by their stepbrother for making a video of themselves dancing in the rain in the Chillas town of Pakistan.
“Elders in the town raised objections on the character of these girls,” human rights activist Atiya Jehan told the online publication. “When the footage was circulated via mobile phones, it caused outrage in the conservative Pakistani town.”
Police have detained the 22-year-old stepbrother while the other accomplices remain on the run.
Honor killings are not just centered in Muslim countries.
In what prosecutors said was an “honor killing,” Faleh al-Maleki was convicted in the 2009 death of his daughter, Noor al-Maleki, in Peoria, Ariz., by running her over with his car. He reportedly disapproved of her American traditions and was upset that she would not go through with an arranged marriage in Iraq.