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Pakistani Police Probe Alleged Honor Killing of Teen Couple

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 08:38 AM

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they suspect two teenagers were electrocuted to death by their own families last month when they tried to elope, in what may be the latest in a series of so-called honor killings in the conservative Muslim country.

Police officer Rao Anwar said Wednesday that authorities have exhumed the bodies of the 16-year-old girl and her 18-year-old lover and are conducting tests to determine the cause of death.

Another police officer, Amanullah Marwat, says the couple's fathers and uncles electrocuted them after a tribal council in the southern port city of Karachi ruled that they should be killed for besmirching their families' honor. Police have arrested the male relatives.

More than 1,000 women are murdered in Pakistan each year in so-called honor killings.

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Pakistani police say they suspect two teenagers were electrocuted to death by their own families last month when they tried to elope, in what may be the latest in a series of so-called honor killings in the conservative Muslim country.Police officer Rao Anwar said Wednesday...
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