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Relatives arrested after woman stoned to death in Pakistan

Police in Pakistan have arrested at least four relatives of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death for marrying a man her parents did not approve of, ITV News has been told. William Hague said he was "appalled" by the killing of Farzana Parveen.

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Family of woman stoned to death accuse her husband

The family of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was beaten and stoned to death in broad daylight accused her husband of killing her.

Farzana Parveen was stoned to death Credit: ITV News

Police said Farzana Iqbal, 25, was murdered by assailants including her own father because she had married a man of her own choosing instead of the one they've selected for her.

But Farzana's elder sister said it was Iqbal who had killed her.

"Muhammed Iqbal and his accomplices killed Farzana, and her father and the rest of her family were wrongly accused of murder," Khalida Bibi told reporters in the city of Lahore.

Mohammed Iqbal admitted to local media that he killed his first wife over a dispute. Iqbal's children later forgave him and the case was withdrawn.

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