Turkish Teen Buried Alive for Talking to Boys

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2010 4:01 AM CST
Updated Feb 5, 2010 6:21 AM CST

(Newser) – A 16-year-old girl was buried alive in a Turkish village as punishment for talking to boys. Police discovered her body after a tipoff. She was found sitting up, with her hands tied and soil in her lungs, buried in a hole behind her family's home in Kahta in southeastern Turkey. Her father and grandfather are being held by police, but it's not clear if they have been charged with a crime, reports the Guardian. The horrifying death has reopened national debate about so-called "honor killings," which account for half of all murders in Turkey.

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