In Pakistan, couple kill daughter who talked to a boy
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||1 November 2012|
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November 01, 2012
Police and doctors say a Pakistani couple have killed their teenage daughter by pouring acid on her after they caught her talking to a boy.
The parents of the 16-year-old confessed to police in Kotli, a town in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, that they attacked their daughter after she had spoken to the boy outside their house.
Mohammad Jahangir, a local doctor at the hospital where the girl was brought, said there were third-degree burns on her scalp, face, eyes, nostrils, arms, chest, and legs.
Police have arrested the parents.
Almost 1,000 women lost their lives last year in so-called "honor killings" in the conservative South Asian nation, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP