New Delhi: A 16-year-old girl was set on fire in Pakistan for helping one of her friends elope. The girl was allegedly drugged, tied to a car and set on fire.
The murder happened last week in the town of Donga Gali, about 50km northeast of the capital, Islamabad.
A local council has been held for the murder. The council members have been taken into the custody.
Police said the honour killing was ordered as punishment for what the council deemed irreparable damage to the village’s reputation.
“I hadn’t seen such a barbaric attack in my whole life,” Saeed Wazir, District Police Chief said.
More than 500 men and women were killed in honour killings in Pakistan last year, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.