A young couple in Pakistan were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love.

The 17-year-old girl married a man, 31, deemed to be from a less important tribe, on June 18, without the consent of their families in the Punjabi village of Satrah.

The girl's mother and father lured the couple home with the promise that their marriage would receive a family blessing.

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"When the couple reached there, they tied them with ropes," said a local police officer. "He [the girl's father] cut their throats."