Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ireland's first 'honour' killing

Irish detectives are investigating the murder of a Pakistani man in what may have been the Republic's first so-called honour killing, according to Garda sources.[police]

The 32-year-old Pakistani national died in a Dublin hospital on Friday after being stabbed in an apartment in Drogheda, Co Louth, on Thursday.

A 30-year-old woman who was also stabbed is being treated in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in Drogheda late on Thursday night. A Garda source said detectives were working on the theory that the murder may have been an "honour" killing.

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