Friday, February 5, 2010
The body of a 16-year-old Turkish girl has been discovered after being buried alive by relatives in an “honor” killing carried out as punishment for talking to boys.
Police discovered the body after receiving an anonymous tip.
The police was told that the girl was killed after a family council meeting, and had been buried under a chicken pen.
Police say that the girl had complained two months earlier that her grandfather beat her for talking to boys.
The girl was identified by her initials, and was said to have large amounts of soil in her stomach and lungs.
“The autopsy result is blood-curdling. According to our findings, the girl — who had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood — was alive and fully conscious when she was buried,” an unnamed expert said, Huffington Post reported.
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