A Pakistani couple killed their teenage daughter by pouring
acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a
boy, police and a doctor say.
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 spoke to the boy outside their
house, said Mohammad Jahangir, a local doctor at the hospital
where she was brought.
"There were third-degree burns on her scalp, face, eyes,
nostrils, both arms, chest foot and lower part of legs. Even
her scalp bone was exposed," he said, adding that the mother
initially told the hospital their daughter tried to commit
suicide. Police have arrested the parents.
Almost 1000 women lost their lives last year in so-called
"honour killings" in the conservative South Asian nation,
according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
Activists say the actual number is much higher as most cases