Teen Killed for ‘Eyeing’ Boy … by Her Own Parents!

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Police say a couple murdered their own 15-year-old daughter for "eyeing" a boy.

In an interview, the parents said they felt that her behavior had somehow shamed the family name and they decided to punish the poor girl by throwing acid in her face. She later died from the injuries.

It's the latest in a string of honor killings that have made the news this year. But what is especially disturbing about this particular case is that the girl did something every single teenager should be able to do. She checked out a boy. She did not have sex with anyone. No one touched her nor did she touch anyone. She simply looked at him. That should be age-appropriate behavior for a teen no matter what culture you are from.

Her parents, Mohammad and Zaheen Zafar, told their side of the story from jail in Pakistan. Her father said she had turned to look at a young man who was driving by on a motorcycle. When he accused her, the teen insisted that she did not do it on purpose and promised not to do it again. Her pleas, however, fell on deaf ears. "By then I had already thrown the acid," her mother reportedly said. "It was her destiny to die this way."

This is beyond barbaric. She did something completely natural and normal. And even if it wasn't, murder of a child should not be an acceptable punishment anywhere in the world.

What kind of punishment do you think these parents should recieve?


Image via Pink Sherbert Photography/Flickr

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Lovex23 Lovex23

They should have acid thrown on their faces!

Maias... MaiasMommy619

This kind of behavior is so appalling to me. I dont understand how you are pregnant, deliver and raise a child and are so easily willing to kill them for nothing. My God never said that this was okay behavior..so disturbing and sad.

Maias... MaiasMommy619

To add they said the daughter shamed the family name.. Well people like them shame the Muslim name/religion. It's garbage like this that makes normal everyday Muslims look crazy and barbaric.

dirti... dirtiekittie

i do not understand these acts or how someone can do that to their own child. her mother said "it was her destiny to die this way". WHAT?! how can a mother say that about her child? how can her heart not ache for the loss of life that SHE caused?

i agree with the first poster - acid to their faces. but let them live. because the horror of being disfigured and living while your beautiful daughter suffered and is now buried is the only appropriate sentence i can imagine that doesn't start crossing into 'inhumane' territory.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Sadly I read the name of the parents and this did not surprise me. Such assholes!! What is wrong with that group of people? Arranged marriages, stoning if the woman is raped....so sad.

Kaela Wheeler

I'm confused...was the mother just walking around with a container of acid, ready to throw it on her at the slightest provacation?! How else could she have doused this poor girl so quickly? I do not understand how this sort of thing happens...I just don't.

Pinst... Pinstripes4

It unfortunately isn't limited to Muslims. It is not unusual behavior in both the Middle East and South Asia. So if there is anything to blame, it is the culture that says it's okay.

javak... javakitty2011

just what is this "acid" that they apparently keep on hand ready to use??


Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

It has nothing to do with God. It has to do with that there are crazies and extremists everywhere. Humans are messed up people will all's make things what they want...so barbaric and selfish.

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