Pakistan Couple Fatally Pours Acid On 15-Year-Old Daughter In ‘Honor Killing’
A couple in Pakistan is rightfully behind bars after doing the unthinkable to their teenage daughter. The duo of dummies poured acid on the 15-year-old, killing her, because they said she needed to be punished for looking at a boy.
via Huffington Post
A Pakistani couple accused of killing their 15-year-old daughter by pouring acid on her carried out the attack because she sullied the family’s honor by looking at a boy, the couple said in an interview broadcast Monday by the BBC.
The girl’s death underlines the problem of so-called “honor killings” in Pakistan where women are often killed for marrying or having relationships not approved by their families or because they are perceived to have somehow dishonored their family.
The girl’s parents, Mohammad Zafar and his wife Zaheen, recounted the Oct. 29 incident from jail. The father said the girl had turned to look at a boy who drove by on a motorcycle, and he told her it was wrong.
“She said `I didn’t do it on purpose. I won’t look again.’ By then I had already thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way,” the girl’s mother told the British broadcaster.
Stories like these make it a whole lot easier to appreciate your own country…..and your own parents. SMH.
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