Killed For Eyeing Boy: Parents Kill Daughter With Acid

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It’s almost unimaginable here in the states that a young girl could be subjected to such a cruel and painful fate as being burned alive with acid, but in Pakistan, where just such a thing occurred late last month, it has become a way to defend a family’s name.

Mohammad Zafar and his wife Zaheen say that when their 15-year old daughter, Anusha, turned to look at a boy who was passing on a motorbike, she offended the family’s honor. She was immediately scolded, but the parents later decided to go further.

“She said ‘I didn’t do it on purpose. I won’t look again.’ By then I had already thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way,” Zaheen said. Her husband says he tried to wipe the acid off, but by then it was too late. The couple are parents to other children, most of whom are younger than Anusha and don’t understand why their parents are being taken from them. They say an older daughter had already brought shame to the family but didn’t go into specifics.

Such “honor killings” are not uncommon in Pakistan; over 900 girls and women were killed last year under similar circumstances, and the Human Rights Commission believes the number is actually higher due to some incidents which go unreported.

Anusha’s parents are currently being held in jail, where they share adjacent cells. They allegedly kept the girl from receiving medical attention for hours after the acid attack and told questioning neighbors she had attempted suicide.

Zaheen, staring out from her cell



Mohammad, comforting his teary children as he is led away in chains

Killed For Eyeing Boy: Parents Kill Daughter With Acid
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  • http://don'thaveone Fast Eddie

    Another example of Muslim fanaticism!

    • Bob

      when you get right down to it that`s the only kind of muslim there is. Question everything or look where blind “faith” has gotten you.

  • Disgusted

    These people are disgusting and they wonder why Americans feel this way about their so called religion. They have no soul to be able to do that to a child-especially their own. SICK TWISTED P.O.S’s

  • marjorie

    This is beyond wicked. This is an act of Satan. To hurt your daughter that God gave you, and then watch her die and lie about. Their is no God in these people.

  • sbt

    They have not feeling at all!! I can even described them as animal since I will be insulting the animal kingdom!!!

  • Steve


  • http://webpronenews.com Hunter

    How much more immoral can one get, than to throw acid on their child. These people have less value, less charactor, less morality than a pig. That is why they hate pigs so much. They realize a hog is of more value to the world.

    • Bob

      Well said, and lets not forget hogs taste better I`m sure.

  • roger bence

    these same animals kidnap or buy underage America girls who have disappeared from their homes and make sexual slaves of them to be bought and sold like cattle, i have seen web sites offering young girls for sale,yet they kill their own child for a single glance pakistan is not our ally no matter what the leaders say kill all the males who wear a diaper on their head, Hitler was right just wrong religious group and nationality

  • chen

    If it was so honrable then why did they lie to neighbors about what occurred. They should have acid thrown in their faces. See how they like it. She was only 15!!!!!

  • http://yahoo G

    The family’s HONOR??? What kind of dignity is there is setting your child on fire? Well,let’s take heart in knowing they burn too.

  • Mohammad Blowme

    There is no honor in killing.However, it would be very entertaining to throw these people (the whole family) into a pot of boiling oil!

  • http://yahoo Gayle Heinis

    Their family’s HONOR? What kind of honor is there in setting your own child on fire. Well, let’s take heart in the assurance the parents will burn too.

  • ronald mills

    Coming to Obama’s America soon



    • mike

      yes it is: this is exactly what obamas religion is and im sure he thinks its what she deserves. but whoever votes for obama agrees with what this barbaric religion did to this poor girl

      • Barbara

        How do you know what Obama’s religion is? There are just so many uninformed people that pos comments on sites like this. Just because you can post a comment doesn’t mean you should.

        • http://yahoo kelly

          I’m catholic this is not inquisition time. This happened hundreds of years ago and it was a shame and disgrace to my religion but it is the past. These people apparently still live in the 1800’s under a different religion.

      • JAY

        mike, you are an idiot, sorry but somebody had to break it to you. Unqualified comment and missing the point. Name one action of the President that supports your stupid comment.

      • http://webpronews catlin


    • John Benton

      Why turn a terrible tradgedy into a polital slam. Have a heart and leave politics out of it. Neither Romney or Obama had anything to do with this. It’s a crazy world right now. Be glad most of us are civilized and realize how horrible a parent that believes in this punishment is.

    • Ty

      You’re a small person. A very tiny existense. Let me indulge your ignorance really quickly (hell, I’ve got a few minutes before class starts…I’ll humor you, centipede.) Why on EARTH would you think President Obama would want this kind of monstrous behavior happening in a nation he runs? Or ANY nation, for that matter? Is his skin so dirty, filthy, nasty, gruesomely BLACK that you beleive he would enjoy reading an article like this? Is your HATE so profound and sharpened that you would think that man’s characted to be so vile? No…let me ask you a better question, Roland…WHY have you not yet walked to a quiet creek, sat down in the water, and remained there, SILENTLY until you died? Why, man?

    • A

      Insensitive comment!



  • stephanie webber

    The comment that the parents made to a neighbor stating that “she had tried to commit suicide” indicates that they KNEW they commited a crime…as well as “suicide” is also considered “shame” and “dishonor”..They are MURDERS point blank!

  • http://yahoo.com matt

    if the usa worked like this our population would be zero .



  • AlexanderW24

    We voice are opinions like we want somebody to know how angry we are at this atrocity and then revert back to our meaningless lives with our heads high and noses up like we’ve actually made a difference. All you guys are hypocrites. If stuff like this truly bothers get up and do something about it. This whole “social media” complex is getting out of hand and its disgusting. Like anybody gives a shi* what any of you insignificant people think.

    • Patrick

      Your response proves you care what we think!Here we are free to listen and communicate and you are free to shut the hell up if you don’t like it!Better country ,better culture hands down!!!!

    • timothy porter

      sure no problem, let’s all head over to pakistan and hold a protest. who the hell are you kidding?

    • Ouija

      Actually I give a shit about what people think. Public outrage is exactly what is required in this situation and social media is a good way to accomplish that. You are very presumptuous in assuming that people are all hypocrites and they are doing nothing about it. I have seen suggestions that people donate to Amnesty International in regards to the honor killings happening in Pakistan, however I do not see any suggestions from you, only condemnation that people care enough to comment. Perhaps the clue to your attitude is in your words… meaningless lives… I have a feeling your’s has become one and you need some special counseling before you dress as the Joker and shoot up local theater.

    • http://yahoo kelly

      YOU MUST BE FROM THAT SIDE OF THE WORLD… It makes me sick to know we have heartless human beings around us. You shouldn’t be here in first place if you don’t give a s… we know there are morons that don’t care.

  • jim w more

    they should be dunked in acid

  • http://yahoo johndaddy

    And they think WE are the infidels and barbarians. Using religion as an excuse to kill is the reason we should never respect these scum. Karma will settle this for the disgusting subhuman parents.

  • Theolonius Ware

    How can our (American) political leaders interact on an equal basis with a people who consider such action acceptable?

  • Kye

    That poor child begged down to the very end. May the punishment of the parents fit the crime they committed.

  • Patrick

    There is nothing good or honorable about any religion or culture where it is more honorable to kill your daughter then for her to look at a boy!The emam that taught this twisted view of islam should also be held accountable for this young girls death.Saying that your religion is of peace does not make it so your actions and those you condone speak louder then any words wrote or spoken!

  • harrystong

    These people are barbaric animals;also, they must be insane. I cannot imagine anyone being so cruel.
    Throw them into a fire furnace;burn them in a pot of oil,or put them in a vat of acid-slowly.

  • http://yahoo.com jane

    Who are these people? They should just pour acid on them as well. What a callous behaviour!!!!!


    this is what happens when people have no education!

  • louis

    It boggles my mind that people still believe in a loving, caring God. I ask them all, where was your loving, caring God when this young girl needed help?

    • lloyd

      God gives us free will to make our on choices. He dont control us like robots. He holds us acountable for our actions in His on time.& thats what hell is for

  • Eddie Schwantz

    These parents are beasts. The shame to their family was brought by these parents alone. It is time that Pakistan make very public examples of those that practice this hideous behavior of killing family members in the name of honor.

  • Mary

    BRAD, with a statement like that, you sound like your related to this family.

    Please, do some research before commenting. Pakistan is part of South Asia and they are not considered Middle Eastern. Even if so, that’s a very ignorant statement to make. The people of the Middle East do not all share the point of view, religion or culture. The Middle East is the CRADDLE OF CIVILIZATION. I personally am a CHRISTIAN from IRAQ raised in the USA, so am offended by your comment.

    Yes, it’s disgusting what these parents did what they did and I hope they pay for it, but really, your comment is uncalled for. Should the US have been wiped out because of Jeffery Dahmer? Or the countless other cannibals, child rapist and murderers?

    While I’m all for freedom of speech, I also believe in thinking before you make a statement. I can easily say, while your family in Arkansas is inbreeding, you should really invest on a map and history book and brush up on your geography, you typical American. But I won’t… Have a nice day :-)

    • Goldie

      This is B-ll s-it why in the hell do they think they have a right too do that too any one they should be made to suffer!;

      • Goldie

        Look Im sorry for U for that ,But it is what it is its so f-c-ed up over there they dont give a damn for when they kill and who they kill, it’s terrible, how womans and kids havae died for no reason at AL!

    • Bob

      Mary, I agree. Kill all people associated with Penn State, and all Catholics.

      No more baby raping by Joke Paterno.

    • Millie

      I agree with you about doing him doing his research etc., yet you made the same type of comment at the end of yours by calling him a typical American. What is a “typical American” then? Please don’t put us all in the same category of how we behave as you have just scolded him for doing so. Very hypocritical. Thanks.

  • Renee

    these animals should be burned to death with acid as well

    • Tex

      One belief in a god is as deluded as another, I should hope that some century in the future we will move past these indoctrinated mindsets and start embracing reality rather than superstition and emotionally dependent wishful deluded thinking.

  • scott

    These people over there don’t cherish life the way we do. All Americans need to understand the kind of mind set we are dealing with. This un-imaginable to us. What kind of God would condone this kind of behavior. They are barbarians. I would die for my children in a second. I could never even imagine harming my own. Crazy people.

    • Tom Sanchez

      Scott, you mean a society where abortion clinics are firebombed, abortionists are killed purely for performing their legal rights, inmates are beaten, raped, even killed by guards and other inmates with the complicity of guards? Of course, these “honor killings” are barbaric, should be punished in accordance with international law, and should be stopped immediately but before we, Americans, like many of the threaders, including you, “cast stones” at people like these parents, let’s take a very good, very clear, truly unbiased look at our society before we go about condemning others. True, we don’t do honor killings but is our violence “better”, “more civilized”?

      Answer that for yourself. Intolerance, inhumanity to others, blind faith in a religion, child abuse, racism know no national boundaries nor color nor sex nor religious affiliation.

      • Chriztina

        well said, Tom S. I agree with most of what you said. One point, however, at least here in the US, we have faced and condemned our racist past, still prosecute and imprison those who abuse, rape, and murder (well, Zimmerman may be an exception…we’ll see), and we still keep striving to improve our behavior. There are always going to be twisted, sick individuals who abuse, rape, terrorize, and torture members of their own family or others. All we can do is prosecute each case as it occurs, try to teach the next generation better values, and pray.

  • Tex

    This is what happens when deluded indoctrinated mindsets are not challenged and ignorance becomes the norm. Sick minds produce tragic results.

  • Bob

    If you believe in a religion, you have stupid beliefs just like these moron parents.

    Children learn that Santa Clause isn’t real before they’re teenagers. Why do adults still believe in non-existant deities?

    Because they’re dumb.

    • Steve


      How about learning to shut the fuck up occasionally? Not everyone is an Atheist, not everyone wants to hear Atheists go on about worship equals stupidity. How about this…could it be that your lack of belief makes YOU the idiot? Or are you just one of those over zealous citizens who doesn’t want the Pledge of Allegiance in schools either? While you’re at it…I hear that there’s a Menorah down by City Hall that you should call the ACLU about! It’s really bothering….um….NOBODY BUT YOU!


    • frankB

      bob is a dumbass

  • Steve

    The culprit here is not Islam, or Pakistan, The culprit is ignorance.

    • Jim

      This is why they continue to do such things. People excusing the religion when it is indeed a bloodthirsty, phallic cult.

  • Steve

    They should die. Before they die they should be publicly humiliated. Pakistan is a barbaric and disgusting piece of desert that should be summarily wiped off the map. They contribute nothing to the world and commit the most heinous of crimes against humanity. Should I read that they were destroyed by missile strikes tomorrow I would not shed one…single…tear.

    • Bob

      Steve, I believe that Pakistan invented the sport of dragging a dead goat around by horse.

      Oh wait, that might have been Afghanistan. My bad.

      • Steve

        Ha! Excellent!

      • Chriztina

        right. and it was Texas that invented dragging a man behind a truck until his head falls of. We should be careful of painting all residents of a region with the same brush.

  • Dean H.

    I worked in the eastern provinces of Saudi Arabia for 2 1/2 years. They are barbaric. And we need to understand the real differences in the western cultures and theirs. To pretend otherwise is just ignorant and wish-full thinking. They have a barbaric sense of reality. They still execute people for witchcraft. Women are property. And not a word from the western media or N.O.W. Stunning.

  • Marvin

    This is rather barbaric, but we cannot force our views of society on them. America’s hands are stained as well, for example the Salem witch trials. They have to evolve on their own, we cannot interfere and force our beliefs/views on society on them, That leads to hatred and war. If their willing to change their society and become open-minded to our views I’m sure there will be no hesitation in lending them a helping hand. If they don’t and their society crumbles that will be very unfortunate, but the harsh reality of human society.

  • http://webpronews catlin

    This is sad. I am glad we live in a country that is not strict. To kill your own flesh and blood over looking at a boy? For gosh sakes she is 15. And it does not matter where you live, girls get curious. I hope the parents get their eyes splashed with acid. And I hope they rot in jail.

  • Steve

    All people should be saddened by a tragic story like this, but to use it as a basis to attack a Religion or an ethnic group or society is ridiculous and hypocritical. As if brutal senseless violence doesn’t exist, and happen regularly in the US.

    • Deidra

      I totally agree with you. People nowadays are just itching to bring up something about someones religion and/or ethnic group no matter what they did or didn’t do. I don’t care what religion or ethniticity they belong to..what they did is down right sickening! Then again some people just don’t think about anything except for descriminating against others that dont share their own beliefs.

  • jim

    But with all we see of these people, we continue to allow more and more to immigrate to the U.S..

    • http://none pam

      yes Jim we do, and it is because we consider this “freedom of religion” which Islam is not, it is a theo-political construct of domination.

      If American legislators do not wake up to this Trojan Mosque-ing of America, it will one day be too late.

      Islam is a system of peace, only once all the Infidels (us in the Great Satan and all non Mullims, Jews, etc)
      are beheaded. Read the Quran.

      Google this subject, there are endless videos of clerics calling for the death of those who disagree with the Quran and their “prophet”
      one example search,


    • Mary Jayne

      those people that leave are those who are trying to escape the radical people over there. not all are like that. just the majority.

  • http://none pam

    What is so surprising about this?
    Read the Quran.
    It’s the MINOs = “Muslims In Name Only”
    who do not follow these practices.

    If you believe your book, this is simply obedience to the faith.

    • Gbolahan Faluade

      Where in the world did you read in the Quran that parents can throw acid on their children’s faces to kill them…

      That is soooo untrue it does not even merit a denial!

  • http://yahoo Shanea

    Its a very sad and an unhuman thing to do, but this is what they are taught to do. Due to the kind of god they serve. If they would only seek JESUS He would change their cruel and hateful hearts.

    • Mary Jayne

      oh shut the fuck up with your jesus. jesus is just another interpretation of god. life is cruel. and what these parents need is some good acid torture.

  • vanessa

    such a barbaric act. They are stuck in the past beliefs/traditions. Instead of moving forward to modernize and improve their country they go backwards.

  • Chris Dunsmuir

    Are we still sending taxpayers money to that barbaric country?

  • Shelley

    It is normal to look at people and it is normal human behavior for a teenage girl to look at a boy. She didnt do anything wrong. Both these parents should be burned to death with acid so that they can take their rightful place in hell.

    • http://0 rclabaugh

      i agree

  • don banjo

    Well, it is already happening in this country.


  • gene

    Shows how stupid some cultures are. Now if the boy did a double take at her; he’s fair game….Just kidding i have 5 daughters.

  • http://yahoo john johnson

    The mother and father should be placed in acid as well, with the same fate.

    • sam

      I completely agree the mom and dad should be burned with acid, to give them a taste of their medicine.

  • sus

    Such barbarians, why do we even bother to educate and help people in these parts of the world? We should walk away from Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else we are in the middle east, it’s a no win situation. You can’t change thousands of years of barbaric customs.

  • Ave

    I can’t imagine raising a child for 15 years then throwing acid on the child for looking at “a boy.” Heartless people.

  • http://yahoo LoriH

    If men and boys were killed for the same “transgressions,” there would be no male population Women are devalued everywhere. Just try to post a comment on Yahoo against men (when most of the commenters are men who hate women,) and it is censored. Men rule and control the world, yes. Thank God I don’t have to, as a woman, take responsibility for the world going to hell.

    • Lol

      LOL, agreed
      I think certain world human rights should be imposed on countries operating in the middle ages

  • Dickie

    We should turn the whole area into Glass

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