Pakistan girl burned alive in honour killing

Pakistan girl burned alive in honour killing

A 16-year-old Pakistani girl has been killed for allegedly helping neighbour and her boyfriend elope.

Pakistan girl burned alive in honour killing

Pakistani police escort blindfolded suspects accused of killing and setting fire to a woman as they appear at a court in Abbottabad on May 5, 2016.

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The girl, Ambreen, was choked, injected with poison, tied to a van and then burned to death in Pakistan's northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a report by CNN said on Friday.

The death was a so-called honor killing ordered by a tribal council after Ambreen's neighbour, Saima, had eloped with her boyfriend on the 22nd of April.

A 15-member tribal council, or Jirga, which investigated the elopement, ordered Ambreen to be killed.

The couple that eloped has been tracked and is in a safe place, the report said, citing the police.

Those arrested are set to be tried in an anti-terrorism court, the report added.

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Around 1,100 women were killed by relatives in Pakistan last year, according to the country's independent Human Rights Commission.

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