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A 15-year-old girl that was allegedly killed by her family after being raped in Diyarbakır was buried yesterday in a funeral attended by just 20 women from social and women’s associations, Doğan news agency has reported.

The body of the girl, Hatice D., was discovered in Batman Stream 11 days ago. The girl was reportedly killed when her family realized she was four months pregnant as a result of a rape allegedly conducted by two of her cousins.

The body of the girl was taken from the hospital’s morgue by her uncle and left at the cemetery, where the funeral was conducted without any of her relatives in attendance.

An investigation has been launched into the incident and the girl’s grandfather, father and two uncles have been arrested.

The two cousins, who ran away after the incident was revealed, are being sought by police, reports said.

December/28/2012

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