December 18, 2005
Lovers stab each other over SMS
Two teenage lovers stabbed each other in Pakistan's Karachi city after the girl refused to show her lover an SMS she received on her mobile telephone, reports the newindpress.com.
"The ‘Daily Times’ said the couple had told the police initially that cell phone snatchers attacked them in Korangi area while they were returning from the Sea View beach. However, police found after questioning them separately that they stabbed each other with sharp objects in anger. Both were said to be in stable condition.
In Pakistani society, friendship or outside of marriage relationships between males and females is uncommon and considered a taboo.
Women are even sometimes killed by their relatives for disgracing their family "honour" by marrying or having relationships with men of their choice."
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