Honor killing in Kashmir: Muslim parents murder 15-year-old daughter with acid after seeing her talking to a young man
Mother and father in Pakistan doused 15-year-old In acid after catching her talking to a man, police say.
A mother and father in Pakistan-administered Kashmir killed their 15-year-old daughter by dousing her with acid after seeing her talking to a young man, police say.
Local police officer Tahir Ayub told AFP the father, Mohammad Zafar, was already suspicions about his daughter Anvu Sha and became enraged when he saw her with a boy outside their home on Monday.
“Zafar beat her up and then poured acid over her with the help of his wife. She was badly burnt but they did not take her to hospital until the next morning, and she died on Wednesday,” Mr Ayub said.
Doctor Mohammad Jahangir of the state-run Kotli hospital said the girl was brought to hospital in a “very critical condition” with almost 70 per cent burns.
Police were alerted by Anvu Sha’s married elder sister who demanded they investigate the incident in Khoi Ratta district, 87 miles north of the state capital, Muzaffarabad.
“The parents have confessed, saying that they suspected the girl had illicit relations with a boy,” Mr Ayub said. “We have registered a murder case against the girl’s father and mother.”…