Woman teacher is burned alive ‘by her boss’ after she turned down a marriage proposal from his son in Pakistan
- Maria Sadaqat, 19, tortured and burned alive in village near Islamabad
- Attacked by the principal of the private school where she used to work
- The young teacher had refused a marriage proposal from his son
- Had been forced to quit school after being ‘pestered’ by principal
By Sara Malm for MailOnline
Published: 11:23, 1 June 2016 |
A young Pakistani teacher has died after being tortured and set alight by her former boss as punishment for refusing a marriage proposal from his son, relatives and police said.
Maria Sadaqat, 19, was attacked in the village of Upper Dewal, outside the capital Islamabad, on Monday night, and died two days later as a result of injuries.
Ms Sadaqat had recently been forced to leave her teaching job at the school, after the principal had begun harassing her when she turned down the proposal from his son, who was ‘twice her age’.