Girl 'fated' to die in acid attack: Mother

2012-11-05 13:03

Islamabad - A Pakistani mother who killed her teenage daughter by dousing her with acid for looking at a boy has told the BBC it was the girl's destiny to die in this way.

Police in Pakistan-administered Kashmir arrested Mohammad Zafar and his wife Zaheen for the 29 October attack on their daughter Anusha, aged 15, who died in hospital two days later after suffering horrific acid burns.

So-called "honour" attacks are common in deeply conservative Pakistan. Rights activists say more than 900 women were murdered last year after being accused of bringing shame on the family in some way.

Speaking from their police cells, the father told the BBC they had warned Anusha before about looking at boys, while the mother described how her daughter had begged for forgiveness.

"She said, 'I didn't do it on purpose, I won't do it again'," the mother, whose own arm bore an injury from the acid, told the BBC.

"By then I had thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way."

The parents waited two days to take Anusha to hospital. A doctor said the teenager arrived in a "very critical condition" with almost 70% burns.

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 13:19

    Pure decadence! At least she hasn't claimed that she did it in the name of her religion and shaming all those who follow her faith!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 13:48

      @Mathew There's religion and there's cultural values, two different things which are mutually exclusive! There are Muslims in this country who don't behave as Pakistanese or Afghans, why? @Storm You're being deliberately obtuse, or were you born this way!

      lownabester - 2012-11-05 13:56

      "The parents waited two days to take Anusha to hospital. A doctor said the teenager arrived in a "very critical condition" with almost 70% burns." Ignorant idiots, hope both of you die a worst death.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-05 15:07

      Islam worships death.

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 15:23

      am i wrong to say that muslim woman/gals not allowed to socialize with men/boys witout supervision??? how many woman and gals wer abuse and killed in islamic nations???not jus in pakistan?? afghanistan,iran,muslims in canada an UK!!MUSLIMS DONT BELIEVE IN FORGIVENESS..

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 15:36

      islam goes hand in hand with there culture!!! specially in islamic nations!!! woman are not allowed to socialize with men witout supervision..honour killings is also in afghanistan,iran,iraq,turkey,muslims in canada,an UK...

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 17:07

      "am i wrong to say that muslim woman/gals not allowed to socialize with men/boys witout supervision???" Yes, Muslim/Islamic countries have different cultures. In Saudi Arabia, women aren't allowed to drive and some religious chauvinists in that country will tell you that is because of God's will.

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 17:48


      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-05 17:57

      That is the difference, the claim to be doing it in the name of their God. So far in this incident, the woman hasn't explicitly claimed that her God made it do it.

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 19:07

      than u must do ur research on honouring killings in muslim nations!!! you can even google it

  • charmaine.pieters.58 - 2012-11-05 13:30

    ...and what they did was honourable??!! i feel sick after i read this

  • richard.laros.77 - 2012-11-05 13:41


  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-05 13:41

    these two bags of sh%^ are going to have the devil dance all over their asses for all eternity when their time comes - trust me!

  • maven.punk.5 - 2012-11-05 13:56

    She should be publicly tortured until she begs for death and only then be allowed to starve to death.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-11-05 14:01

    The parents deserve a firing squad.

  • Petro Hlatshwayo - 2012-11-05 14:03

    God will punish them, or Allah in their case,

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-05 14:07

    Things are looking better in SA if you read this kind of news.

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-11-05 14:14

    Woman rights FAIL!

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-05 14:22

    They should kill the parents in a acid bath

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-11-05 14:51

    how can people be so cruel mara? your own daughter..have no words...

  • Sidney Olifant - 2012-11-05 14:58

    you muslims

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 15:18

    shame on islam!!!

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-11-05 16:06

    Disgusting filth, less than scum. How can a mother do that to her own child. No amount of extended torture would suffice for this horror of a creature, who steals the oxygen off this planet.

  • taurique.abdol - 2012-11-05 16:34

    This is Terrible..This is Not the true teachings of Islam.They will be punished. and for the idiots out there, stop generalizing, not all Muslims behave like this

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-05 19:26

    Unfortunately its no insurance against fanatics and mentally twisted people and the worst thing is when a mother turns on her own child. But does a story of Theresa Knorr sound any familiar?

  • natural.natural.73 - 2012-11-05 21:59

    i can't wait for the muzzies to take over france. surrender is imminent

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