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.)
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