Court acquits 15 accused in Ambreen Riasat murder case | Pakistan Today

Court acquits 15 accused in Ambreen Riasat murder case

An anti-terrorism court on Friday acquitted fifteen accused in the murder of Ambreen Riasat, who was burnt to death for allegedly helping an eloping couple in May 2016 over a “lack of evidence”.

A 15-member jirga called by the Makool village councilor Pervez had ordered for the deceased, Amber, to be set on fire. The body of the teenage girl was found in a burnt Suzuki van in Donga Gali.

She had been tied to the seat of the vehicle parked at a bus stop in the village. Another vehicle parked near the van was also damaged. The girl was later identified as the daughter of Riasat, a laborer who works in Balochistan’s Gadani area.

Police reports claimed that the jirga had ordered the murder to punish the girl for supporting an alleged affair of her friend with a boy.



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