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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 
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Child bride allegedly commits suicide over domestic violence

28 September 2012, Friday /TODAY'S ZAMAN
A 15-year-old girl in the southern province of Adana is believed to have killed herself to escape her husband's violence, the Habertürk daily reported on Friday.

According to neighbors as reported by the daily, Emrah E., who is eight years older than child bride Kübra Ulaş, had kidnapped and raped the girl a year ago. Thereafter, Emrah E. threatened Ulaş's family and demanded they allow him to marry Ulaş. Afraid, they agreed to the marriage.

Kübra Ulaş was frequently subjected to violence at the hand of her husband following their marriage nearly a year ago, say the couple's neighbors. Emrah E. reportedly began beating Ulaş after losing his job. When Ulaş visited a hospital the next day, she was shocked to learn she had had a miscarriage caused by a kick to the stomach. She is reported to have hung herself from a window grille after having had to live through her husband's violent outbursts and was found dead by Emrah E. when he came home on Sept. 25.

Ulaş's funeral was held without the attendance of Emrah E.

The girl's family has filed a complaint with the Adana Public Prosecutor's Office, claiming Emrah E. killed her and made it look like a suicide. The prosecutor has launched an investigation into the incident.

 
 
COMMENTS
This is the work of Satan. It is pure evil.
Sasha
This is Islam peaceful huh? American feminist are mute because they are liberal therefore I suggest liberals support having little girls raped and then married to their rapist where they are continuously violated and beaten. Where are the voices of outrage? Is it only Christians who care?
hLO3
E.E should be prosecuted for child sex abuse and for child-bride's premature death.
wind
The tradition of the victim marrying the man who raped her has to stop. The last thing a girl or woman wants to do is marry and live with the animal that raped her. The attitude of shaming the victim also has to stop. The woman didn't ask for it, it's not her fault. If someone robs you, are you supp...
mjazz
Going back to the first crime here ? kidnapping and rape of a 14-year-old ? why was this not prosecuted? Why were all the subsequent injustices and abuse piled on this young girl not prosecuted? Why was a 14- or 15-year-old child forced to marry in Turkey (against the law, isn't it?) and what of her...
Kinneddar
There are so many problems here - where does one begin? Marriage at 15 is allowed in Turkey? Kidnap and rape - but no charges, no punishment? Threatening the girl's family - but no charges, no punishment? Family agrees to "give" a 15-year-old girl to a man who has raped her and threatened them? Viol...
Kinneddar
Oh well. He can always rape and marry another child.
pat
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