We have another Islamic honor killing, but this one adds a horrific element: burying the victim alive. Turkish police believe that the 16-year-old girl was buried alive in south-eastern Turkey in a town called Kahta.
The family was upset that the girl was seen speaking with boys and held a “council” meeting. The result was tying her hands and burying her in a sitting position under a chicken pen outside the home. Dirt in her lungs showed she was alive when she was buried in the two-meter hole.
The BBC reports that the girl went three times to police to complain about being beaten. Each time she was sent back to the family that was beating her.
The father and the grandfather have been arrested. The grandfather had previously beaten the girl for speaking with boys. She was one of nine children.
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