Girl, 14, is doused in petrol and torched to death by her uncle after her father barred her from marrying her cousin in Pakistan
- Sadia, 14, was burned alive after the refusal in Chiniot, Punjab region, Pakistan
- The uncle asked his brother if he could wed the 14-year-old girl to his son
- Father said he had already promised her to another relative, enraging the uncle
- Incensed, the uncle waited for the girl, doused her with petrol and set her alight
A 14-year-old girl was doused in petrol and torched to death by her uncle after her father barred her from marrying her cousin in Pakistan.
The girl’s father Mohammad Yousuf turned down a marriage proposal from his brother Mohammad Yaqoob, who wanted to wed the 14-year-old girl, named Sadia, to his son in Chiniot, Punjab.
The father had already promised the girl to another relative two months prior, according to Gulf News.
Police said last Friday, the uncle lie in wait until Sadia returned to her family home and doused the teen in petrol before setting her alight.
A 14-year-old girl was doused in petrol and torched to death by her uncle after her father barred her from marrying her cousin in Pakistan. Pictured: An Islamic Organisation protest against ‘honour killings’ of women in Lahore on November 21, 2008
They added that she was left alone with her injuries and that no one was in the house.
After the attack, the youngster managed to escape from her home and was rushed to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.
According to reports, the parents and other family members tried to cover up the crime, telling others that the girl had been injured and died in a horrific cylinder blast.
Police found contradicting factors in the statements of her parents and in-laws and eventually took the uncle into custody. He confessed during questioning.
Last month, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found after she was stoned to death in an honour killing in Pakistan.
Last month, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found after she was stoned to death in an honour killing in Pakistan (A Pakistani human rights activist holds a placard during a protest in Islamabad on May 29, 2014)
National Highway and Motorway Police found a mutilated body with severe head injuries near the Indus Highway on June 27.
Local police were able to identify the body of that of Waziran who lived in the village of Wadda Chachar.
It is believed the woman, Waziran, had been pelted with stones and repeatedly hit with a wooden stick in Jamshoro and police are treating her death as an honour killing.