KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (CBSDC) — Afghan police arrest two men for allegedly beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal.
According to BBC News, the two men who proposed the arranged marriage and attacked her are relatives of the girl.
“Our investigation shows those who killed her were people who wanted
to marry her,” a Kunduz province police official told the BBC.
The father did not want his daughter to get married because she was “too young to be engaged.”
CNN reports the girl was killed near her family’s home while bringing back water.
According to The Washington Post, dozens of Afghan women kill themselves each year in order to avoid arranged marriages.
very sad =(
Sad indeed. The same people that condemn it on here will also be the ones that have no respect for this country or our armed forces. Our freedoms guarantee this would NEVER happen in America because OUR government won't allow it.
I am so thankful that I live here in the states, and I don't have to worry about that happening my me or my daughter. I can't even imagine being a female over there!!
What a shame.
There are so many places where it is horrible to be female. I am very thankful to live in a country that treats women with respect and as valuable beings rather than property.