Per reports, the girl was burned alive. A group of 15 members of a local tribal council, allegedly participated in the killing in retaliation for the girl’s role in helping a couple from the nearby village. The victim, only known as Ambreen, was taken from her home to an abandoned home where she was drugged and placed unconscious in the backseat of a parked van.

Her hands were reportedly tied to the seats to prevent escape before the vehicle was doused in gasoline and set ablaze. According to reports, 13 people have been apprehended in Pakistan for reportedly participating in the vicious honor killing of a 16-year-old girl. 

The teen’s burned body was found by authorities last week. District police arrested 13 of the 15 individuals involved in the killing.  The 13 people arrested, which include the victim’s mother and brother, will be tried in an Anti-Terrorism Court.

Ambreen assisted a local couple elope and leave Makol for the Pakistani city of Abottabad. When the members of the jirga realized the couple was missing, they called a 6-hour meeting, during which they agreed to kill the girl as punishment for damaging the village’s reputation.