Members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning death of a 16-year-old girl are shown to the media after they were arrested by police in Donga Gali, outside Abbottabad, Pakistan May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Online News

Pakistan girl, 16, ‘burnt alive’ for helping couple to elope

Pakistani police on Thursday arrested 15 members of a tribal council accused of ordering the burning alive of a young girl for helping a couple to elope in a so-called “honor killing”, police said.

The 16-year-old girl was set on fire last week in the town of Donga Gali, about 50 km (30 miles) northeast of the capital, Islamabad, on the orders of the council, said district police chief Saeed Wazir.

Police said the honor killing was ordered as punishment for what the council deemed irreparable damage to the village’s reputation. The couple appeared to have escaped.

The girl’s mother and brother were also arrested, Wazir said, as they were present during the meeting and allegedly agreed to the sentence.

  • k1962

    Disgusting people. Happens to often in Pakistan and is a sign that the culture is sick. Let’s see if they actually do any jail time. Also, allowing people to immigrate to Canada from shithole countries like Pakistan (and Somalia etc.) will just turn this country into a third world Crapistan as well.

    • Blacksmith

      Well I was going to post but you said what I was thinking exactly, a little more politely maybe. I would have been using curse words to describe these animals.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Good. She hadn’t bred yet.

  • simus1

    Mom and son shopped the most expendable member of the family to save their own necks in the savages holy muslim kangaroo court.
    The poor murdered woman is now excused from nonstop association with the inbred filth who run the village. She is in a better place.