For most newlyweds, the wedding night is one of the most special moments the couple shares as they consummate their love and celebrate their marriage.
But for one Pakistani woman, that special night was instead a night of torture as her new in-laws forced her to drink acid.
Officials said that 25-year-old Takreem Bibi had brought what the in-laws considered “insufficient dowry” to the arrangement, according to News 24.
“She was taken to hospital, where she died due to internal injuries caused by acid consumption,” police official Rana Riaz told News 24.
Reports aren’t clear on what exactly Bibi was supposed to bring to the Islamabad wedding, but a dowry is typically property or money the family of the wife gives her new husband in exchange for marrying her.
Apparently, for women in the area, this was not an isolated incident. The abuse and killing of women for insufficient or lack of dowry is not uncommon in Pakistan.
Officials say that a 26-year-old woman was poisoned to death by her husband last week in the same region, Daska, for the same reasons — not bringing a large enough dowry to the marriage.
The husband responsible for that crime was still at large, Riaz said.
This further shows the extreme mistreatment of women within the Muslim world as they are being slaughtered by their own husbands for simply not bringing enough “payment” to the wedding.
H/T Mad World News
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