All too often this happens: the victim of rape is punished — in part because, after all, she must have brought it on herself, and also because the moral crime involved is that which results from her own impurity, however unwilling she was. “Teenage girl murdered by brother in ‘honor killing,'” from AFP, with thanks to DFS:
ANKARA — A 15-year-old girl who gave birth to a child that she said resulted from a rape became the latest victim of so-called “honor killings” in Turkey, newspapers said Monday.
The young girl, from a mainly Kurdish town near Turkey’s eastern border with Iran, was murdered by an elder brother Saturday, press reports said. The victim, named only as Naile, had apparently not been aware that she was pregnant until she started feeling unwell and was admitted to a hospital, where she gave birth to a boy, the reports added.
She later told her mother that the pregnancy had resulted from a rape. When other members of the family heard the news, the elder brother shot her dead at point-blank range in a street of the town, and then fled.