07 June 2014, ISLAMABAD – Conservative Society in Rural Asia still taking its toll from child marriage to dowry, honor killing to abduction and so on. Lack of education and following the long run unrealistic so called tradition, mostly women are victimize and made guilty of all those happenings.
An 18-year-old woman has survived after being shot and thrown into a canal by her father for marrying against the family’s wishes.
Pakistani police say an 18-year-old woman has “miraculously survived” after being shot and thrown into a canal by her father for marrying against the family’s wishes.
Local police officer Ali Akbar said on Saturday the girl’s father attacked her in Hafizabad, a city 200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of the capital Islamabad. The assault on Wednesday came days after a 25-year-old woman was beaten and stoned to death by her family for marrying against their wishes.
Akbar says Saba Maqsood, married a man last week, but her father Ahmed brought her back to his home, promising she would not be harmed. The next day Ahmed took her to a deserted area and tried to kill her, he said.
Akbar says the young woman is being treated at a hospital.
Source: Associated Press.