Under the same sharia (e.g.: that of Ahmed ibn Naqib al-Misri) that states that honour killing cannot be punished, it states neither can the insane. So this was an obvious plea for a Pakistani from a nation founded by jihad, and founded on sharia.
A man who stabbed his wife and daughter to death in their West Auckland home spent the next seven months trying to dupe health professionals into thinking he was insane.
Malik was observed among other prisoners, while on remand, acting normally but as soon as he came before a psychologist, he changed. He told doctors he had no memory of his age, name or his family but all agreed there was a strong element of faking.