When local residents finally managed to put out the flames engulfed these cars last week, they found a charred female body in the back seat.Police said it was the body of Ambreen, a local teenager whose supposed crime had been to help a friend elope.
“The thinking was that they would create such a precedent that no girl would dare run away again, and no boy would dare lure a girl away, and no car owner would help such a couple."
Police said Ambreen was killed before the car was set on fire, but a neighbor said he heard her shouting for help while the car was burning.Fourteen suspects are in custody-all of them are related to another girl who had eloped in mid April with a boy from another family.Police said they decided to punish Ambreen for her role in the escape.Ambreen's father recalls his horror as he learned the details from police and the media.
“I'm like a dead man. My home is destroyed. If I knew who did it I would have destroyed them too and then called the police."
But for this family, the pain has doubled.Police have also arrested Ambreen's mother for obstruction of justice.
They claim she knew that Ambreen had been taken but refused to tell them.She denies knowledge of how her daughter disappeared.