Another honor killing in the US ........ how many is it? I would like to know how many Muslim girls have died under the age of 25 in the US and what was the cause of death. Anything that says domestic abuse or some such nonsense would be a red flag. How can I get this info? How? The media and law enforcement are always making excuses for the barbarity. Georgia law enforcement has done it before.
Police: Arranged marriage led father to kill daughter AJC hatip Atlas readers
A Clayton County 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 Rashad, 54, apparently became angry during an argument in which the victim, Sandela 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.
Authorities were called to the family's home, in the 9600 block of Utah Drive in Jonesboro, just after 3 a.m. Sunday.
Kanwal lived with her father when she was not with her husband, who resides in Chicago, Owens said. She hadn't seen the husband in three months, he said.
Rashad had a seizure shortly after the alleged attack, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Owens said. He was in custody Sunday at the Clayton County Jail and could make an initial court appearance Monday.
Neighbors said there appeared to be several people living in Rashad's home, but they were not sure who they were or how they were related. The family moved in about two or three years ago.
"They were very nice, very quiet," said Jack Hannah, who lives a few doors down from Rashad on Utah Drive. He said the family didn't socialize much but would occasionally host large cricket matches for friends in their yard.
James Ambro said he chatted with Rashad regularly.
"Small talk, mostly," said Ambro, who also lives on Utah Drive. "He seemed like a real nice fellow. A good neighbor, definitely."
Owens said he did not know whether there had been previous police calls to the home. Neighbors said they couldn't recall any prior incidents.
"Things like that don't happen in this neighborhood," Hannah said.