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Indiana University
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pakistani Bride Kills 17 to Escape Arranged Marriage

From The Washington Post:

Arranged marriages are a standard practice in Pakistan, and there’s no shortage of stories about the extreme steps some Pakistani women will take to escape them and marry men of their choosing.

But few go as far as Aasia Bibi is alleged to have gone. According to Pakistani authorities, the 21-year-old woman tried to slip poison into her new husband’s milk and inadvertently killed 17 of his family members in the process.

Read more here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2017/11/pakistani-bride-kills-17-to-escape-arranged-marriage.html

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