Saturday, November 03, 2012

Pakistani Parents Pour Acid On Their Teen For Talking To Boy

Here's a good one from a religion which inspires parents to think it's justifiable to torture their children because they dare talk to someone of the opposite sex. I realize that ignorance and religious fundamentalism is a recipe for disaster, but what happened to this young Pakistani teen is beyond the pale.

According to police officer Tahir Ayub, Mohammed Zafar and his wife beat their 15-year-old daughter Anvu Shah after they caught her talking to a boy in front of their home. Not satisfied with that, they then proceeded to pour acid over her face and body and left her in agonizing pain until the next morning when they finally took her to the hospital, where she later died.

The incident happened in Kotli, a small town in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The parents allegedly confessed to the attack after she spoke with a boy outside their house.


Local media reports, citing hospital officials, say her death was slow and excruciatingly painful. The girl was brought to hospital with third degree burns all over her body, including her face, arms, and chest. Police were reportedly alerted to the attack by one of Shah's female relatives.

Her parents have now been charged with murder.

Why is acid so readily available in places like Pakistan, where acid attacks are so prevalent? Who needs acid? Do people just buy a gallon or so to have handy just in case someone upsets them.


Source: ABC

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