GUJRANWALA: A pregnant woman was killed by her parents by slitting her throat on charges that she married against their will. The woman was pregnant with her second child and her relatives took the opportunity to kill her.

According to details, Muqaddas Bibi, a resident of Butranwali near Gujranwala, married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago in defiance of her family, who considered a marriage for love as shameful.

Muqaddas Bibi's ties with her family were severed after the marriage, police said but her mother and brother allegedly approached her at a clinic where she was having a check-up on Thursday and convinced her to come home, saying they accepted her decision.

Local police chief Gohar Abbas said that when Bibi reached her parents' house, her father, brother and mother cut her throat with a knife and she died on the spot.

Bibi had a 10-month old daughter and was seven months pregnant when she was killed, he added.