13-year-old butchered for turning down marriage proposal

Published: October 27, 2011
" She was only a
child. She was in
class seven and they
wanted me to marry
her off. When we
refused, they
kidnapped her,"
Father Manzoor Ahmad.

" She was only a child. She was in class seven and they wanted me to marry her off. When we refused, they kidnapped her," Father Manzoor Ahmad.


Police officials have arrested two brothers on charges of butchering a schoolgirl in the limits of Qadir Pur police station, Jhang on Wednesday.

According to details, Abdul Ghaffar’s sons Irfan and Ramzan abducted their 13-year-old cousin Samina Parveen while she was returning home from a tuition centre several days ago. Manzoor Ahmad, Parveen’s father said that his daughter had been kidnapped because she had refused a marriage proposal from her cousin.

“She was only a child. She was in class seven at the Government Girls Middle School Mauza Hajji Turbat Shah and they wanted me to marry her off,” he said.

The accused forcibly took Parveen to a nearby sugarcane field where they killed her and chopped her body to pieces.

Irfan and Ramzan also hid Parveen’s body in the sugarcane field to conceal the evidence of the crime and fled the scene. Ahmed said that he had been searching for his daughter for two days before police officials found the body.

Qadir Pur Police Station House Officer (SHO) Rana Nasir said that a case had been registered on the complaint of Manzoor Ahmad, the father of the deceased, and both the accused nominated in the FIR had now been arrested.

A post mortem report confirmed that Parveen’s death occurred due to excessive bleeding. “Her throat had been cut and she had been stabbed ten times. They also cut out her eyes and lips and cut off her limbs,” said Dr Bandial, at Allied Hospital.

Manzoor Ahmad told police officials that he was a landlord and owned 13 acres of land. Ahmed had two wives and Parveen was one of his three daughters from his first marriage.

“Irfan and Ramzan were my daughter’s first cousins. Ramzan is a 9th grade student in Government Secondary School, while Irfan is studying in first year in Government Degree College Mauza Hajji Turbat Shah,” he said.

My brother-in-law Abdul Ghaffar had asked for my daughter’s hand for his older son Irfan but she refused. “She said that she wanted to study further and in any case she was only thirteen so I told them it wouldn’t be possible at this time,” he said.

“Irfan and his family tried to pressurise us and there were some squabbles over the matter but my daughter kept refusing to accept him. They took this as an insult and kidnapped her,” he said.

Police officials said that Irfan and his brother confessed to abducting the girl and killing her. “She kept refusing to marry my brother even though we had asked for her hand. She had no right to do that. It was an insult to our family,” Ramzan told police.

“The autopsy report revealed that Irfan tied Parveen’s legs and hands with a rope, while his younger brother beheaded her and the brothers then mutilated the corpse,” Dr Bandial told police.

(Read: Reported cases of violence against women show a marked rise)

Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2011. 

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Oct 27, 2011 - 10:25AM

    Aah the great Pakistani male…


  • MarkH
    Oct 27, 2011 - 10:46AM

    I was not joking when I said Pakistan had untapped potential for furthering the studies of psychology greatly in the other most recent mutilation story comments. (…being able to say that and not have it just be a morbid joke feels so, so wrong). You should actively study these people. You would make a name for yourselves and be able to have a good answer for when people bring up the topic of contributions and can only make questionable references to the distant past. I also recall the mentioning of a lack of Nobel prize candidates. It would even get you there. None of it is normal even by psychopath standards.


  • Usman
    Oct 27, 2011 - 1:47PM

    “She kept refusing to marry my brother even though we had asked for her hand. She had no right to do that. It was an insult to our family,”



  • Ali S
    Oct 27, 2011 - 3:42PM

    “Beasts” is too kind a term to describe these boys. The saddest part is that they themselves are still technically children (14 and 16). God help our society – we’re headed down the gutter.


  • Ali Hasan
    Oct 27, 2011 - 3:43PM

    What is the great Imran Khan going to do about this?


  • gr0w up!
    Oct 27, 2011 - 3:49PM

    MAD MAD people what does he mean no right he had a right to propose but she had no right to refuse what sick mentality. Even Islam allows a girls free will for marriage. what is there to feel insulted for???


    Oct 27, 2011 - 4:55PM

    @Ali Hasan:
    Why drag Imran Khan into this ? If ever he takes over the top job, his hands are going to be full with more serious and chronic problems facing Pakistan.


  • Arsalan
    Oct 27, 2011 - 5:15PM

    OMG!! This is blasphemy! These people should be punished heavily to set an example for other people in the country. Few months ago there was a story of Cannibalism and now butchering a young kid who had every right to REFUSE! They need to be educated about ISLAM…


  • Beghariyiti
    Oct 27, 2011 - 6:13PM

    Time to get Sharia into this country. Then such incident wont happen.


  • u_too
    Oct 27, 2011 - 7:06PM

    @Ali Hasan:
    surely imran khan wont bring the girl back from the dead.


  • Ignorant Rationalist
    Oct 27, 2011 - 9:08PM

    These are evolutionary principles at work.

    Neither do I condone nor condemn the act. That is how nature is.

  • UrduSpeaker
    Oct 27, 2011 - 9:14PM

    @Ali Hasan the answer is, Imran Khan can prevent another story like this


  • Raja Islam
    Oct 27, 2011 - 10:24PM

    It is the illiterate Islamists who do these kind of things not the liberals.


  • Salman
    Oct 27, 2011 - 11:25PM

    All this is because of Drone Attacks.
    So naturally Imran Khan can stop such incidents.


  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Oct 28, 2011 - 2:03AM

    @Salman Qureshi:

    the great Pakistani male

    it’s rather the the great insecure Pakistani male


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