Monday, July 07, 2008

Father Murders Daughter Wanting Out Of Arranged Marriage

Via an email from Rita

A Jonesboro man faces murder charges in the strangulation death of his 25-year-old daughter early Sunday over what police said was her desire to end an arranged marriage.

Chaudhry Rashid, 54, is being held at the Clayton County jail and faces an initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

Police say he apparently became angry during an argument in which the victim, Sandeela Kanwal, told him she wanted out of the marriage, Clayton police spokesman Timothy Owens said.

The father and daughter are both of Pakistani descent, and police said language barriers have slowed their investigation.


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