Image Source: Scallywag & Vagabond

BY LORA VLAEVA

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

Another case of honor killings has made headlines: a Pakistani couple was arrested for the murder of their 15-year-old daughter because she was looking at a boy. BBC questioned her father, who says the family had feared dishonor.  

“He approached our house, her father Muhammad Zafar said, she turned to look at him. I told her before not to do that. I started beating her, then her mother brought the acid”

They poured acid all over her body. It was not until the next morning that her parents brought the teenage girl to the hospital. Al Jazeera reported the doctor said her body was in “‘very critical condition’ with almost 70 percent burns.”

She died not long after. The couple’s eldest daughter became suspicious after her parents refused to show her sister’s face during the burial. She reported it to the police, who opened an investigation and arrested her parents.

The crime happened in a remote region of the Pakistani-administered area of Kashmir. Since March 2012, the Kashmir government made acid attacks a criminal act punishable of imprisonment.

Honor crimes happen often in Pakistan. The country’s Human Rights Commission reported a significant increase of honor killings in the last year: at least 943 women were killed in the name of honour in 2011, an increase of more than a 100 victims of compared to 2010.

The parents’ trial date has not yet been announced.
 

 

Pakistani Parents Pour Acid On Daughter For Looking at Boy

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Nov 5, 2012

Pakistani Parents Pour Acid On Daughter For Looking at Boy

 

 

Image Source: Scallywag & Vagabond

BY LORA VLAEVA

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

Another case of honor killings has made headlines: a Pakistani couple was arrested for the murder of their 15-year-old daughter because she was looking at a boy. BBC questioned her father, who says the family had feared dishonor.  

“He approached our house, her father Muhammad Zafar said, she turned to look at him. I told her before not to do that. I started beating her, then her mother brought the acid”

They poured acid all over her body. It was not until the next morning that her parents brought the teenage girl to the hospital. Al Jazeera reported the doctor said her body was in “‘very critical condition’ with almost 70 percent burns.”

She died not long after. The couple’s eldest daughter became suspicious after her parents refused to show her sister’s face during the burial. She reported it to the police, who opened an investigation and arrested her parents.

The crime happened in a remote region of the Pakistani-administered area of Kashmir. Since March 2012, the Kashmir government made acid attacks a criminal act punishable of imprisonment.

Honor crimes happen often in Pakistan. The country’s Human Rights Commission reported a significant increase of honor killings in the last year: at least 943 women were killed in the name of honour in 2011, an increase of more than a 100 victims of compared to 2010.

The parents’ trial date has not yet been announced.
 

 

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