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Pakistani woman burns daughter alive for marrying for love

  • Family members comfort Hassan Khan, center, the husband of Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Family members comfort Hassan Khan, center, the husband of Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani Hassan Khan  shows a picture of his wife Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, on a mobile phone to media at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry the man, Hassan Khan, who she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Pakistani Hassan Khan shows a picture of his wife Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, on a mobile phone to media at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry the man, Hassan Khan, who she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hassan Khan, husband of Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, shows his marriage certificate to media at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Hassan Khan, husband of Zeenat Rafiq, who was burned alive, allegedly by her mother, shows his marriage certificate to media at his home in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, June 8, 2016. A Pakistani woman was arrested Wednesday after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police say a woman has been arrested after dousing her daughter with kerosene and burning her alive, allegedly because the girl had defied her family to marry a man she was in love with.

Police official Sheikh Hammad says the killing took place on Wednesday in the eastern city of Lahore.

He says the suspect, Parveen Rafiq, allegedly confessed to tying up her 18-year-old daughter Zeenat Rafiq to a cot and with the help of her son, Ahmar Rafi, poured the oil on the girl and set her ablaze.

Nearly 1,000 women are killed each year in so-called "honor killings" in Paksitan for allegedly violating conservative norms on love and marriage.

A schoolteacher was burned alive last week on refusing to marry a man twice her age.