Washington, Dec 12 : A Muslim taxi driver in Toronto, Canada, has strangled his 16-year-old daughter after she refused to wear a veil and declared her wish to live her life like other Canadian teenaged girls.
Fifty-seven-year-old, Muhammad Parvez, strangled his daughter, Aqsa Parvez, who is now battling for her life at a Toronto hospital. Not much hope is being held out for her survival.
The incident took place in Missisauga, a Toronto suburb, where many Pakistani-Canadians live.
According to a Toronto Star report, school friends of the girl say that the teen had been arguing with her devout Muslim family for months over her desire to shun the veil.
"Sometimes, she even changed her whole outfit in the washroom at school," Ebonie Mitchell, Aqsa's friend, said.
"She said she was always scared of her dad, she was always scared of her brother," said classmate Ashley Garbutt.
Another friend said: "She didn't want to go home ... to the point where she actually wanted to go to shelters." (ANI)
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