2 held for killing woman for refusing proposal

2016-06-02 22:08


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Upper Dewal - Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age.

The teenager's mother, Ashia Bibi, said on Thursday that hours before her death, her daughter Maria had given police a statement alleging that five men had stormed her house earlier that week, dragged her to an open area and kicked her as though she were a "football." Bibi demanded justice for her daughter.

Local police official Waheed Ahmed says that authorities were aware that Maria Bibi had been attacked before. The teenager died on Wednesday at a hospital in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

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