Muslim Teen Burried Alive

The Hurriyet Daily News in Turkey reported Thursday that another teenage girl was killed by relatives as a punishment for talking to boys.

Police discovered the body of the girl, identified only as M.M., in a sitting position with her hands tied, in a two-meter-deep hole dug under a chicken pen outside her house in Kahta in the southeastern province of Adiyaman.

Police have arrested and charged the girl’s father and grandfather with murder. The father reportedly said in his testimony that the family was unhappy his daughter had male friends. Her mother was also arrested but later released.

An autopsy revealed a large amount of soil in her lungs and stomach, indicating that she was buried alive and conscious, forensic experts told the Anatolia news agency.

The 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, said one expert, who asked not to be named.

The girl was reported as missing with no clues to go on until the police responded to an anonymous tip, which suggested she had been sentenced to death by a council of family elders.

The girl had made a complaint to police about her grandfather two months before she went missing, saying that he beat her because she talked to boys.


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