Yet another harpoon into the myth that all cultures are even…….
Girl, 16, is burned alive on the orders of a Pakistani village council after she helped her friend to elope – and her mother is arrested for BACKING the death sentence
Honour killing: Members of the tribal council that sentenced the 16-year-old to be burned alive is parade by Pakistani police, who also arrested the girl’s mother and brother, who reportedly supported her death sentence
- Girl, 16, murdered for helping a friend elope in rural Pakistan
- She was drugged, strangled and burned alive by order of ‘council’
- Police arrested 15 members of tribal council over honour killing
- Her mother and brother also arrested for ‘supporting’ death sentence
A 16-year-old girl in rural Pakistan was drugged, strangled and burned alive on the orders of village elders for helping a couple elope.
Pakistani police arrested 15 members of a tribal council in in Makol in northwest Pakistan accused ofordering the killing of the teenager – including her mother and brother.
The murder of the girl has been labelled an ‘honour killing’, with her family members present at her ‘trial’ and allegedly supporting her death sentence.
The 16-year-old girl was set on fire last week in the townof Donga Gali, about 30 miles northeast of the capital,Islamabad, on the orders of the council, said district policechief Saeed Wazir.
Police said the honour killing was ordered as punishment forwhat the council deemed irreparable damage to the village’sreputation.
The couple which the teenager is alleged to have helped elope appeared to have escaped.
The girl’s mother and brother were also arrested, Wazirsaid, as they were present during the meeting and allegedlyagreed to the sentence.
A local anti-terrorism court on Thursday remanded the 15 suspects into police custody for two weeks on murder and terrorism charges.