| On This Day... Jul 06, 2008: Jonesboro, GA, USA A man honor kills his 25-year-old daughter for wanting out of an arranged marriage
| Saturday, July 06, 2019
NPR : Police in Atlanta have been investigating the death of a 25-year-old
Pakistani woman, who was allegedly murdered by her father in the name of
|On This Day...
Jul 06, 2008: Jonesboro, GA, USA
A man honor kills his 25-year-old daughter
for wanting out of an arranged marriage|
She wanted out of an arranged marriage, but her father thought a divorce would bring shame to the family. Honor
killings are old rites of murder within families, committed because of
some perceived dishonor or shame. The United Nations estimates around
5,000 deaths occur each year — mostly of women, mostly in South Asia and
the Middle East.
A Quiet Street
Detective Mike Christian of the Clayton County Police Department has lived in Jonesboro, a suburb of Atlanta, all his life. "Supposedly
Tara — the big plantation from 'Gone with the Wind' — this is where it
was located," Christian says of the family's home. Past the cemetery where the flag still flies, he pulls into a quiet street with tidy brickfront two-story homes.
"That's it — 9816," he says. "They've got a 'for sale' sign in the yard. The window to her bedroom is open." It
was around 1 a.m. on July 6 when police got several 911 calls connected
to that house. The first was from a man who told police, "My
daughter's dead." Then, at 1:55 a.m., Clayton County received a 911
call from a woman named Gina Rashid who was worried about her
With thanks to RoP
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