Updated: 06/30/2014 01:57 | By Agence France-Presse

Pakistan girl burned alive for rejecting marriage proposal

A teenage girl died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected, police said Sunday.


Pakistan girl burned alive for rejecting marriage proposal

Flooded areas in Southern Punjab are seen in this aerial view on September 6, 2010 - by Carl de Souza

It was the second brutal killing in Pakistan's Punjab province within days, after a 17-year-old girl and her husband were murdered by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes.

The latest incident took place Saturday in a village which is part of Toba Tek Singh town.

Sidra Shaukat, 18, was at home without her parents when 22-year-old Fayyaz Aslam entered her house, doused her with petrol and set her alight, Mohammad Akram, a police official told AFP. 

"She was taken to a local hospital which referred her to the main hospital but she died before reaching there," Akram said. 

Aslam has been arrested and a case registered against him.

"The boy loved her and had also sent a proposal to marry her, but that was rejected by her family," Akram said.

Sidra's father, Shaukat Ali, confirmed the killing and accused Aslam of harassing his daughter.

"He used to harass my daughter -- yesterday he came in the afternoon and threatened dire consequences after we asked him to avoid coming again," Ali told AFP.

Another teenager, Maafia Bibi, 17, and her 31-year-old husband Muhammad Sajjad were murdered by Bibi's father, her two uncles, grandfather and mother on Thursday night for marrying against their wishes in Daska town.

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