London, Oct 13 (ANI): A British-Pakistani woman was reportedly shot dead in an arranged marriage row, after being forced by a gang of up to eight men to beg for her life in a phone call to her husband as she prayed at the graveside of a relative in Pakistan.
Tania Yousuf was reportedly gunned down with her parents Mohammed, 51, and Pervaz, 49, in May.
According to the Daily Mail, the mother-of-two was shot in the legs, but managed to run to a certain distance before the trio from Nelson, in Lancashire, were fired upon by machine guns, which killed her parents.They caught her and then pulled out a mobile phone and ordered her to speak to her husband.
"They made her beg for her life and then they just shot her. She begged for her children and said she needed her two little boys," her brother, Asad, claimed.
Asad attended a parliamentary debate on the case along with other family members.
They are demanding justice over the killings, which took place when the family travelled to Gujrat for Asad's wedding. They have criticised the Pakistan and British authorities for their lack of action, the paper said.
Two of the wanted men, brothers Shiraz and Naveed Arif, were granted pre-arrest bail soon after the murders but then failed to attend court and are absconding. Their mother, Rahmat Bibi, has also been arrested but was released on bail later.
The murders reportedly took place because of a family dispute after they rejected marriage proposals for their two daughters. (ANI)