Ignorance and antiquated beliefs still run rampant here in the States and ... also in Turkey. The Daily Mail reports:
A 16-year-old Turkish girl died after being buried alive under a chicken coop by relatives because she talked to boys.Last October -- two months before she went missing -- Medine went to police on three different occasions to complain that her grandfather beat her because she talked to boys. Cops did nothing. Since the grisly discovery, however, her father, Ayhan, and grandfather were arrested. Her mother was arrested, but later released.
The body of Medine Memi was found in a sitting position with her hands tied in a 6ft hole dug in the courtyard of her family's home in Kahta, south-eastern Turkey, 40 days after she had been reported missing. The hole had been cemented over.
The teenager had a large amount of soil in her lungs and stomach - showing she suffered a slow and agonising death.
"The post mortem result is blood-curdling. According to our findings, the girl – who had no bruises on her body and no sign of narcotics or poison in her blood – was alive and fully conscious when she was buried," said a forensics expert.
Records show there are more than 200 such "honor killings" in Turkey each year.
Sidebar: We hope this father and grandfather rot in prison!
Here's the hole where Medine was buried. It was under a chicken coop.