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Pakistan girl, 18, burnt to death by man for rejecting his marriage proposal

Published on Jun 30, 2014 1:43 AM
 
A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man fore rejecting his marriage proposal. -- FILE PHOTO: DAWN/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

LAHORE, Pakistan (AFP) - A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal was rejected, the police said on Sunday.

It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan's Punjab province within days, after a 17-year-old girl and her husband were murdered by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes.

The latest incident took place on Saturday in a village which is part of Toba Tek Singh town.

Ms Sidra Shaukat, 18, was at home without her parents when 22-year-old Fayyaz Aslam entered her house, doused her with petrol and set her alight, police official Mohammad Akram told AFP.

 
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