Police say a couple murdered their own 15-year-old daughter for "eyeing" a boy.
In an interview, the parents said they felt that her behavior had somehow shamed the family name and they decided to punish the poor girl by throwing acid in her face. She later died from the injuries.
It's the latest in a string of honor killings that have made the news this year. But what is especially disturbing about this particular case is that the girl did something every single teenager should be able to do. She checked out a boy. She did not have sex with anyone. No one touched her nor did she touch anyone. She simply looked at him. That should be age-appropriate behavior for a teen no matter what culture you are from.
Her parents, Mohammad and Zaheen Zafar, told their side of the story from jail in Pakistan. Her father said she had turned to look at a young man who was driving by on a motorcycle. When he accused her, the teen insisted that she did not do it on purpose and promised not to do it again. Her pleas, however, fell on deaf ears. "By then I had already thrown the acid," her mother reportedly said. "It was her destiny to die this way."
This is beyond barbaric. She did something completely natural and normal. And even if it wasn't, murder of a child should not be an acceptable punishment anywhere in the world.
What kind of punishment do you think these parents should recieve?
This is awful. These parents need to be put away for life. And who the heck keeps acid on hand like that?
This took place in Pakistan? I am not surprised, however, it's still very sad.
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I was thinking also why they had acid readily available walking down the street.
This is whole thing is tragic :( poor girl didn't deserve that pain
I think they should suffer the same fate.
You just have to wonder how she survived until 15. She must have expierienced severe abuse through her life. That is so sad, and that is a shame to her family. I just don't understand being able to do that to a child, especially your own child that you carried for 9 months. Crazy.
Why did they just randomly have acid? I cannot even think of a punishment that would be fitting.
And then the mom says it was the girl's fate to die like that. Um...What? No!
I seriously think they should suffer what their daughter suffered and more.
Damn, not even surprised after reading the names and the country. Still extremely sad.
I think they should have acid thrown in their faces and they should be left to fester and die a tortuous death.
Quoting Minion:" http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/146080/teen_killed_for_eyeing_boy Police say a couple murdered ... [snip!] ... should recieve? This is awful. These parents need to be put away for life. And who the heck keeps acid on hand like that?"
This is where "an eye for an eye" should come into place. Throw acid on them in a cage, they can't get out and they will suffer until they die.
What sick f**ks, poor little girl :(
Honor killings are very common in that part of the world. They probably won't be in prison long. It is a very sad thing but unfortunatelyhuman rights is not a priority in that part of the world.