Relatives Bury Girl Alive for Her Relations with Boys

February 5, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ The father and grandfather of a 16-year-old Turkish girl are in custody for having tied up and buried alive the girl as punishment for her associations with boys, police said.

The incident happened in the southeastern province of Adiyaman. The girl had been reported missing 40 days earlier, and a tip from an informant led to police discovering the body. The informant told police that the girl had been killed following a family “council” meeting. According to media reports, the girl’s father told relatives he was unhappy that his daughter had male friends, and the grandfather is said to have beaten her for having relations with the opposite sex.

Official numbers state that 200-plus “honor killings” happen each year in Turkey, which account for half of the murders in the country.

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