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Mother gets death penalty for burning her daughter

17 January 2017, 8:55:00

International Desk: A Pakistani mother who boasted about burning her daughter alive in an honour killing over her teenager's choice of husband has been sentenced to death.

Parveen Bibi was convicted of murdering Zeenat Rafiq just a week after getting married to Hassan Khan in June.

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The murdering mother tied the 18-year-old to a cot with the help of the victim's brother before dousing her in kerosene and setting her alight in the family home in Lahore, Eastern Pakistan.

Bibi then went outside and began shouting on the street to neighbours that she had killed the teen for bringing shame on her family, while beating her chest.

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