Teenage Couple Tied to Bed and Electrocuted on Order of Village Council
A teenage couple was tied to a bed and electrocuted after they brought shame to their families and villagers.
The young Pakistani lovers ran away to elope but when they were captured they were murdered.
It was a particularly brutal honor killing in Pakistan.
There are hundreds of honor killings, also called karo-kari, in Pakistan each year.
Arab News reported:
A Pakistani teenage couple who tried to elope were murdered with electric shocks in an “honor killing” by family members who were carrying out the orders of an influential tribal council, police said.
The teenagers in the port city of Karachi were said by the Pashtun council of elders, or jirga, to have brought dishonor on the community.
“The innocent souls were tied to a charpai (rope bed) and given electric shocks,” said Aman Marwat, the police officer who arrested the two fathers and two uncles and is pursuing some 30 members of the jirga who have gone into hiding.
The 15-year-old girl had allegedly run away with her 17-year-old boyfriend last month, Marwat said.
“The girl was killed and buried first followed by the murder of the boy the next day,” he added.