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Woman set ablaze in Pakistan over 'love marriage'

The woman, identified as Zeenat, married a man of her choice a few days ago. She was burnt alive in the Factory Area of the Punjab capital city.

Published: 08th June 2016 05:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th June 2016 07:30 PM   |  A+A-

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Pakistani Hassan Khan shows a picture of his wife Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother. | AP

By IANS

ISLAMABAD: In an apparent honour killing, a Pakistani woman who married a man of her choice was allegedly set on fire on Wednesday in Lahore, a media report said.

The woman, identified as Zeenat, married a man of her choice a few days ago. She was burnt alive in the Factory Area of the Punjab capital city, Geo TV quoted police as saying.

The deceased woman's mother, identified as Parveen, was taken into custody.

Love marriages are considered as bringing dishonour to families in the extremely conservative parts of the country.

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