All suspects in killing of schoolteacher arrested in Pakistan



    All suspects in killing of schoolteacher arrested in Pakistan

    June 3, Islamabad: Pakistani police said that that all five suspects in the brutal killing of a 19-year-old schoolteacher who was tortured, doused with gasoline and set on fire earlier this week for refusing to marry a man twice her age are now in custody.

    Before she died, Maria Bibi had given a statement to police, saying five attackers had stormed her house in the town of Upper Dewal on Monday, dragged her to an open area and kicked her as though she were a "football," reports said.

    She was brought to Islamabad hospital in critical condition and later died. The attackers fled after the assault. Bibi's family has maintained that she was killed for rejecting a marriage proposal from a man who owned a school and wanted her to marry his son.

    In Pakistan, nearly 1,000 women are killed each year in so-called "honor killings" for allegedly violating conservative norms on love and marriage

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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