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Pakistan parents killed daughter for eyeing boy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A couple accused of killing their 15-year-old daughter by pouring acid on her carried out the attack because she sullied the family’s honor by looking at a boy, the couple said in an interview broadcast Monday by the BBC.

The girl’s death underlines the problem of so-called honor killings in Pakistan, where women are often killed for having relationships not approved by their families or because they are perceived to have somehow dishonored their family.

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