Pakistan police arrest 13 for burning girl in ‘honor killing’

May 5, 2016 6:57 PM

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Pakistan police arrested members of a tribal council Thursday for killing a teenage girl for helping a couple elope.

The girl was drugged, placed unconscious in a van and set ablaze last week in a village outside Islamabad, according to Reuters. The tribal council, known as jirga, had ordered the "honor killing" as punishment for damaging the village’s reputation by letting the couple escape.

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