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Daughter Strangled Over Arranged Marriage?

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Published on Jul 7, 2008

PlusDaughter Strangled Over Arranged Marriage?Daughter Strangled Over Arranged Marriage?The Associated PressPolice in Clayton County, Georgia, say a daughter's refusal to stay in an arranged marriage led to her death and resulted in her father's arrest. The victim, 25-year-old Sandeela Kanwal, died of strangulation Sunday. (July 7)54-year-old Chaudhry Rashid made his first appearance in court Monday....Just a day after police say he killed his own daughter because she wanted to get out of an arranged marriage.As his family looked on -- it was clear the judge was having trouble communicating with Rashid. [Notes:((((nats of judge trying to talk to Rashid)))]Tuesday --with an interpreter present.....Rashid is expected to be charged. Outside the courtroom --- his family members had no comment. [Notes:((nats of family leaving court))]/// dissolve to crime sceneIt was early Sunday when police responded to this Georgia home....According to the report taken ---- Rashid's daughter -- was forced into an arranged marriage in Pakistan a few years ago. [Notes:Tim Owens, Clayton County Police Department] [Notes:SOT: APPARENTLY SHE AND THE FATHER HAD ARGUED OVER THE MARRIAGE AND THE FACT THAT IT HAD BEEN ARRANGED AND AT SOME POINT DURING THE ALTERCATION -- HE DID END UP KILLING HIS DAUGHTER.]Local media report Rashid is expected to be charged with murder. ___ ___, The Associated Press.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: Bryant Thomas-------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: Michael Waldon------------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: Video Courtesy WSB--------------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: Donna Starddard

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