Blood and death
Sharia in small doses

Evil needs no reason

A teenage mother was killed in the name of ‘honour’ by her in-laws as she was unable to ‘give birth to a baby boy’ in Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Wednesday.

Saadia, 17, was married to Kamil Khan, 50, who tied the knot a year ago.

This doesn't make any sense.

“This was Khan’s second marriage as he was unable to have a male child with his first wife,” Latif, the victim’s father, told The Express Tribune.

“I have seven daughters and my family is living in abject poverty so I was forced to marry her [daughter] to a man older than me,” Latif said, adding, “In the beginning they were happy but the relationship soured after my daughter was unable to bear children.”

Even with the tortured tribal / Islamic mindset, what's the logic of murdering a teenage wife? Isn't it easy to simply divorce her and marry a new one?

“I’ve implored the political administration to arrest the culprits but the police have not taken any action as they say it is de-facto tribal area,” he said.


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