Saudi woman tries to end life over 'old groom'

A 30-year-old Saudi woman tried to commit a suicide by jumping from a high bridge in the Gulf Kingdom after she was forced by her father to marry an old man.

Police said they managed to catch the woman just moments before jumping down from King Fahd Bridge in the eastern port of Dammam.

“The woman told police she wanted to commit a suicide because she does not want to live any more after her father forced her to marry a much older man,” Al Saudeh Arabic language daily said without specifying the husband’s age.

 

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