Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, NYC Cabbie, Charged In Relatives’ Deaths In Pakistan

AP A NY USA NEW YORK TAXI FARENEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — On the day two of his relatives were gunned down in a street in Pakistan last year, cab driver Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry was thousands of miles away in New York City.

That made it all the more shocking to friends when federal agents moved in later that same day and arrested the 60-year-old immigrant who was known for his gentle manner and devotion to his children and grandchildren.

An indictment filed late last month charges Choudhry with murder conspiracy in a case U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn say exposed a bitter family feud over his daughter’s flight from an arranged marriage. The animosity, authorities say, ended in the equivalent of so-called honor killings — the ruthless vigilantism against Pakistani women accused of disgracing their families. Continue reading “Mohammad Ajmal Choudhry, NYC Cabbie, Charged In Relatives’ Deaths In Pakistan”