Turkish teenage boy tortured and killed by lover’s family

A teenage boy in western Turkey was kidnapped, tortured and buried alive by his young lover’s relatives, police said on Monday.

The lover’s father said the 16-year-old boy from Denizli was killed out of “honour”.

The police also said that the family had accused the teenager of having sex with the girl in question and later refused to marry her.

The police said the boy went missing late last week and his body was recovered in a forest on Sunday.

Meanwhile, police investigation found that the teenager was stabbed and cut 65 times before being buried alive, causing his lungs to fill with dirt and suffocating him to death.

“This was to do with honour, I regret it, it should not have ended up like this,’’ the father said.

He confessed to police that the boy was alive and talking until the moment he was buried.

However the girl’s father and her brother were already under arrest.

Turkey has a recurring problem of so-called “honour killings”, though they usually target women accused of promiscuous acts. (dpa/NAN)


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