Muslim girl held by family to stop her seeing Hindu boy

Family threatened to kill Pakistani girl, Indian boy

(ANSA) - AREZZO, APR 8 - A Muslim girl was held captive by her family to stop her seeing a Hindu boy, Italian police reported Thursday.
    The incident happened in the Tuscan city of Arezzo last weekend, they said.
    The girl managed to get an email to Carabinieri who came and freed the Pakistani girl, who had been frequenting an Indian boy, sources said.
    The family had confiscated the girl's mobile phone and only let her out of the house under family escort. on very few occasions, police said.
    She sent the email on a computer she was being allowed to use for distance learning, police said.
    The girl has been taken to a children's home.
    She told police her family said they would take her to Pakistan if she kept seeing the boy, and even threatened to kill them both.
    She had been going out with the boy for about a year and "everything was going well until they found out his religion", she reportedly told police.
    Police said they were investigating and might well press charges against the family, especially the girl's father and brothers.


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