Family suspected of electrocuting Pakistani bride
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Family suspected of electrocuting Pakistani bride


MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police say relatives of a young Pakistani woman are suspected of electrocuting her for marrying a man against their wishes.

Police official Afzal Lodhi says authorities arrested 21-year-old Saima Bibi’s father and three of her uncles Sunday in a small village in eastern Pakistan.

He says police a day earlier recovered Bibi’s body, which had burn marks indicating she had been electrocuted.

Lodhi says the woman eloped with another villager a month ago and got married in the southern port city of Karachi. He says the woman’s relatives lured her back by falsely promising they would agree to her marriage.

Lodhi says woman’s father denies relatives killed her and claims she took poison because she did not want to marry the man proposed by her family.

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