Police arrest couple in Pakistan for allegedly killing daughter with acid for 'family honour'

The Associated Press
November 2, 2012

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - Pakistani officials say police have arrested a couple for allegedly killing their 15-year-old daughter by throwing acid on her because she supposedly had an affair with a boy.

Local government official Masood-ur-Rehman says the couple was arrested Tuesday in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

Police officer Imtiaz Ali says the parents confessed to killing the girl a day earlier because they believed she had sullied the family's honour.

He said Friday that an autopsy confirmed that the girl died of acid burns.

Honour killings are widespread in Pakistan, where scores of women are murdered every year for marriages or relationships not approved by their families.