Saudi police arrested a 35-year-old local girl just a month after she was released and court officials said it was her choice as she refused to return to her father.
The girl, an assistant dentist, was first arrested because she left her father’s house and lived with her divorced mother, saying he had refused her marriage and that he had a big family from the second wife.
The problem began when a man came to the girl’s house and asked to marry her but the father rejected him. When she protested and said she would go to her mother, the father threatened to kill her if she leaves.
“But she carried out her threat and went to live with her mother…police later came and arrested her after her father reported her for disobedience,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sharq said in a report from the western Red Sea port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city.
It said she was released after three months and handed over to her uncle but her father again insisted that she returns home.
“Police then gave her a choice either to return to her father or go back to prison…the girl chose prison,” the paper said, adding that relatives are trying to mediate a solution to the problem.
Palestinian mum kills 16-year-old daughter over fake affair
A Palestinian mother waited for her 16-year-old daughter to go to bed, tied a rope around her neck and strangled her to death. The woman murdered her own daughter after neighbours lied to her that the girl had an affair with their son.
The crime, which moved local residents, had remained underground for a while before it was revealed by police and a Palestinian female activist, who described it as “one of the most heinous criminal acts” in Palestine.
Just before the girl was buried, her aging grandmother (father’s mother), swayed slowly towards the coffin with tears rolling on her wrinkled skin, pulled out the girl’s hair and tied a white tape around it.
“This is more than a symbol of her chastity and purity…it is a proof,” the grandmother said to the mourners.
“Oh, my grandchild….go to your Lord because you will find rest and tranquility there…He is the one who can take revenge for you.”
The crime took place in Bait Oula, a tiny village in the West Bank town of Hebron and it was publicized several weeks after it was perpetrated by the mother.
Residents, who spoke to the Palestinian Arabic language daily Donia Al Watan, said the mother had already been cruel to her daughter as she used to force her to do all household work because she does not like female offspring.
It was this cruelty that made her rush and murder the girl without bothering to check if what neighbours said about her daughter was true.
“Just go and see your daughter’s pictures on my son’s mobile phone,” the neighbouring woman told the mother after an argument, according to the paper.
“The mother then started her plan to kill her daughter…residents said she had made her daughter clean the house for two days so the family will be prepared to receive would-be mourners on their daughter’s death.”
After the murder, the family left the girl in her bed all the night. In the morning, they went straight to hospital and said their daughter had died of heart attack.