Pakistani Woman: My Relatives Shot Me

CNN – Shot twice. Tied up in a sack. Thrown into a canal.

Yet somehow, 18-year-old Saba Maqsood lived to tell her story. Had she not, Pakistani police say, it could very well have been another honor murder.

Those responsible for her horror, Maqsood told reporters Friday, are her father and brother. They shot her because they didn’t approve of her marriage to a neighbor, she said.

The first bullet hit her cheek, the next one her hand, after which the teenager says she “was slightly conscious, but alive.”

“They put me into a sack, tied up the mouth of the sack and threw it into the canal,” Maqsood recalled. “They thought I was dead, but I was not.”

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