Groom along with his four brothers kill bride on wedding night after discovering that she was not a virgin


Bride (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest a groom and his four brothers after they allegedly killed the bride on the wedding night because she was not a virgin, police in Pakistan said.

Jacobabad police said that the incident unfolded on Friday night, following the wedding of Khanzadi Lashari and Qalandar Bux Khokhar.

Investigators believe that the groom strangled the bride after discovering that she was not a virgin. The bride and the groom were first cousins and their marriage was arranged.

The bride was not forced to marry her cousin, according to family members.

The father of the bride, Lal Mohammad Lashari, called the police after being unable to get in touch with his daughter on Saturday morning.

Police officers and the victim’s brother, Ali Sher Lashari, broke down the door of the newlywed couple's home after nobody answered.

They found the bride’s body lying on a bed, and the husband was missing.

According to the police investigation, on Friday night, when the groom discovered that his bride was not a virgin, he called his four brothers and they strangled the woman.