Atlanta, Ga. 12/13/2007 3:55:07 AM
News / Religion

Father Kills Daughter after She Refuses to Wear Head Scarf

A father in Canada has been charged with murdering his 16-year-old daughter after the teenager refused to wear a hijab, a traditional Muslim head scarf.


Muhammad Parvez called emergency workers on Monday reporting that he had just killed his daughter. Police arrived at the man’s Mississauga, Ontario house and found Aqsa Parvez collapsed on the floor with no vital signs. She was rushed to a local hospital but was declared dead shortly after he arrival.


Police arrested Muhammad Parvez on Tuesday and charged him with the choking death of his daughter. He made a brief court appearance on Tuesday and was scheduled to make another appearance on Wednesday.


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