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Wednesday , January 20 2021

Daughter burned alive for marrying for love in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 8, (AP): A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said.

Police official Sheikh Hammad said the killing took place in the eastern city of Lahore, the country’s cultural hub, and that the mother was arrested the same day.

The suspect, Parveen Rafiq, has confessed to tying up her 18-yearold daughter Zeenat Rafiq to a cot, with the help of her son, Ahmar Rafiq.

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