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Pakistan: All suspects in killing of schoolteacher arrested

  • Pakistani family members of a female teacher who was beaten and set on fire, comfort each other in Upper Dewal, Pakistan, Thursday, June 2, 2016. Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age. (AP Photo/Muhammad Yousaf)

    Pakistani family members of a female teacher who was beaten and set on fire, comfort each other in Upper Dewal, Pakistan, Thursday, June 2, 2016. Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age. (AP Photo/Muhammad Yousaf)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture taken on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, grandmother of a female teacher who was beaten and set on fire, prepares to sit near the body in an ambulance on her way to village, outside a local hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age. (AP Photo/M. Farid)

    In this picture taken on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, grandmother of a female teacher who was beaten and set on fire, prepares to sit near the body in an ambulance on her way to village, outside a local hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age. (AP Photo/M. Farid)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sadaqat Abbasi, father of a female teacher who was beaten and set on fire, tries to comfort his daughters in Upper Dewal, Pakistan, Thursday, June 2, 2016. Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age. (AP Photo/Muhammad Yousaf)

    Sadaqat Abbasi, father of a female teacher who was beaten and set on fire, tries to comfort his daughters in Upper Dewal, Pakistan, Thursday, June 2, 2016. Pakistani police say they have arrested two suspects and are continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old school teacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age. (AP Photo/Muhammad Yousaf)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police say they now have all five suspects in custody in the killing of a 19-year-old schoolteacher who was tortured and burned her to death earlier this week for refusing to marry a man twice her age.

Police official Waheed Ahmed says three more suspects were arrested early Friday. This followed the arrests on Thursday of two suspects in the case.

Ahmed says the prime suspect in the case is the man whose son the teacher, Maria Bibi, refused to marry.

Bibi's father Sadaqat Hussain Abbas has praised the police for the arrests and asked the government in an emotional plea to execute the men in his family's presence in the same way they killed Bibi. Demands like this are common but Pakistani law doesn't allow for such punishment.