Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saudi girl drinks bleach to escape arranged marriage

A 16-year-old Saudi girl drank a bottle of bleach in an attempt to commit suicide to escape a forced marriage to a 75-year-old man, press reports revealed Sunday.
The girl identified only as, Shaikha, said her father was forcing her to marry the old man so that he could marry his 13-year-old daughter in an exchange deal, Bahrain's Tribune reported.
Shaikha described how her father took her to meet the old man and his 13-year-old in a marriage office where they all had pre-marital tests done, the Tribune quoted the Saudi Gazette as reporting.
Shaikha told the paper how she begged and pleaded not to be forced into marriage but both of the men ignored her pleas.

"Father was 'swapping' her for a 13-year-old bride"


  1. Anonymous1:12 PM

    Heartbroken Anonymous who keeps spamming in the comments.
    I think this girl don't want nothing to do with you.
    Get a girlfriend or boyfriend.
    Go get a life instead of stalking the girl who don't want you.

  2. Anonymous9:44 PM