Thirteen people have been arrested for taking part in the brutal killing of a 16-year-old girl for the sake of honor.
As per reports, the teenager was burned alive in her village. A group of 15 members of a local tribal council, called jirga, allegedly participated in the killing in retaliation for the girl’s role in helping a couple from the nearby village escape.
The victim, only known as Ambreen, was taken from her home to an abandoned home where she was drugged and placed unconscious in the backseat of a parked van. Her hands were reportedly tied to the seats to prevent escape before the vehicle was doused in gasoline and set on fire.
The teen’s burned body was found by authorities. Police arrested 13 of the 15 individuals involved in the killing.
The 13 people arrested, which include the victim’s mother and brother, will be tried in court.
Ambreen assisted a local couple escape and leave their village. When the members of the jirga realized the couple was missing, they called a 6-hour meeting, during which they agreed to kill the girl as punishment for damaging the village’s reputation.