American Woman Shot in Possible Honor Killing

Uzma Naurin was visiting Pakistan when she and husband were killed
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2011 3:03 PM CST
American Woman Uzma Naurin and Husband Saif Rehman Murdered in Suspected Honor Killings
File photo of a Pakistani police officer.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

(Newser) – Pakistani police now believe that the killing of an American woman and her husband in Gujrat, Pakistan, earlier this month may have been an honor killing. New Yorker Uzma Naurin, 30, was in Pakistan for a family wedding with her husband, Scottish businessman Saif Rehman, 31, when gunmen accosted and killed them. Sources tell the Daily Mail that while Rehman’s family was happy with the marriage, Naurin’s was not.

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Naurin’s father, a New York taxi driver, returned to the US after the killings, and Pakistani police are now considering trying to have him extradited, the BBC reports. According to a friend, the couple was returning from a shopping trip when their driver suddenly stopped their car. Gunmen then pulled them out, shot Rehman on the spot, and made off with Naurin, killing her further down the road. The driver was reportedly employed by Naurin’s Pakistani relatives. (Read more honor killings stories.)

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