KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Police: Daughter Slain After She Rejects Union

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Police in Clayton County, Georgia, say a
daughter's refusal to stay in an arranged marriage led to her death
and resulted in her father's arrest. The victim, 25-year-old
Sandeela Kanwal, died of strangulation early yesterday.
Authorities allege that 54-year-old Chaudhry Rashid argued with
his daughter, then choked her to death. The homicide occurred just
after 3 a.m. at the family house in Jonesboro.
Rashid was placed in the Clayton County Jail and is scheduled to
make his first court appearance Monday.
According to a police report, Kanwal was forced into an arranged
marriage in Pakistan a few years ago. Police say Kanwal wanted to
leave her husband, which angered her father.
Police say Kanwal's husband now lives in Chicago.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 24012764 - kbtx.com/a?a=24012764