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In Pakistan, Couple Kill Daughter Who Talked To A Boy

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Pakistan Probes Alleged Honor Killings

Officials in Pakistan have failed to reach a remote northwestern region of the country to investigate whether four women who appeared singing and clapping in a video with men who are not related to them have been murdered in an honor killing.
Police and doctors say a Pakistani couple have killed their teenage daughter by pouring acid on her after they caught her talking to a boy.

The parents of the 16-year-old confessed to police in Kotli, a town in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, that they attacked their daughter after she had spoken to the boy outside their house.

Mohammad Jahangir, a local doctor at the hospital where the girl was brought, said there were third-degree burns on her scalp, face, eyes, nostrils, arms, chest, and legs.

Police have arrested the parents.

Almost 1,000 women lost their lives last year in so-called "honor killings" in the conservative South Asian nation, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP

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