TWO teenage sisters have been shot dead for daring to film themselves dancing in the rain and “dishonouring” their family and men in their conservative village.
Noon Basra and Noor Sheza, from Pakistan, were murdered after mobile footage of the girls emerged, outraging their town.
In the footage the sisters, aged 15 and 16, are dressed in traditional clothing and are pictured along with two other younger children in the town of Chilas, in the northern region of Gilgit,¬†News24Online reported.
The girls dance and one of the sisters even smiles for the camera. ¬†
But their seemingly innocent crime earned them a death sentence after the footage caused outrage in the conservative town and they were shot dead, alongside their mother, by five gunmen.
Police confirmed they arrested the girls’ stepbrother, known only as Khutore, over the murder and are hunting for four other men in what they believe to be an honour killing.
“It seems that the two girls have been murdered after they were accused of tarnishing their family’s name by making a video of themselves dancing in the rain,” a police officer told News24Online.