The husband of Farzana Parveen, the pregnant Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death in an honour killing earlier this week, has said he murdered his first wife in order to marry her in 2008.
Mohammad Iqbal reportedly served one year in prison and was released after his son forgave him for ending the life of his mother.
Meanwhile in Lahore, police have arrested Parveen’s father and are searching for the other family members responsible for her death.
“If I don’t get justice for the murder of my unborn child and wife, I’ll set myself on fire at the very same place where my wife was killed because I want to end my life over this,” said Mohammed Iqbal.
He has claimed that Parveen’s family had approved of the marriage, then changed their minds.
When the attack took place the pair were on their way into Lahore High Court to argue that their relationship was genuine. Parveen’s family had accused Iqbal of abducting her.
According to a report published earlier this year by Pakistan’s Human Rights Commission over 800 women died as a result of honour killings in the country in 2013.