Victimology is growing sub-discipline within Criminology that studies role of victim in his/her victimization. It includes within its scope the analysis of victim characteristics and victim profiling (Talwar, 2006). It deals with victim-offender relationship and interactions with criminal justice system, media and society at large (Karmen, 1990). The violent episodes are well-learned and strategic outcomes for some individuals to effectively deal with conflictual situations in inter-personal relationship. The violence is thus habitually patterned response towards particular situations (Toch, 1969). The victim may initiate, provoke, and facilitate crime through negligence, carelessness and even vulnerability. The victims actively participate creating situations of victimization (Block, 1980) and conditions for his/her victimization (Fattah, 1979). These recently added dimensions are relevant to honour-related victims where they challenge moral fabric of society, involve in risk-taking behavior and engage in negligence causing their ultimate death.
Victim-precipitation is defined as “the case where victim is first in the homicide drama to resort to physical force against the subsequent slayer” (Wolfgang, 1957). The threats and humiliations thus invite violent reactions initiated by individuals asserting as family heads. The idea of victim-precipitation was coined by Wolfgang in 1958. He used the term in the sense where the victim was causing the crime and was responsible as main precipitator. In purview of above definition honour-killing and resulting deaths do not blame victims for their role and responsibility in their victimization. The honour violation triggers