A Pakistani teenager and school teacher was burned alive after she rejected a marriage proposal. Maria Abbasi died Wednesday from the injuries that she sustained at the hands of five Pakistani men. Reports are conflicting as to the identities of the man behind her murder. According to the Daily Times, one of the teenager's attackers was a co-worker who had proposed. The Daily Mail, however, reports that the Pakistani teenager had rejected the proposal of the co-worker's son, and that it was the father that arranged for her to be violently burned alive.
Eighty-five percent of the Pakistani teenager's body was covered in burns when she succumbed to her injuries.
According to authorities, the horrific, almost unimaginable attack on the Pakistani teenager took place on Monday night, when the rest of her family was out of town attending a funeral. Maria was home alone with her 5-year-old sister. According to her uncle, Rafaqat Abbasi, the Pakistani teenager was babysitting. The teenager's uncle went on to tell the press about the inconceivable moment when the family heard that she had been injured.
"At the funeral her family was alerted that she 'was on fire.' Initially they thought was there had been some sort of accident, perhaps a pipe had burst or something."