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Parents of Texas girl’ doused her in hot oil for refusing arranged marriage: cops

March 27, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Parents of Texas girl’ doused her in hot oil for refusing arranged marriage: cops

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The parents of a high school student in Texas — who was reported missing in January — had abused their daughter after she rejected an arranged marriage, prompting her to run away from home until she was located in mid-March.

On January 30th, 16-year-old Maarib Al Hishmawi was reported missing after she was last seen leaving Taft High School in Bexar County.

According to KSAT, the girl was found earlier this month when she was taken in by an organization that cared for her after she fled her home.

Law enforcement officials revealed that Al Hishmawi’s parents — Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33 — had reported beaten their daughter with a broomstick and poured steaming cooking oil on her when she resisted marrying a man in another city. The parents reportedly accepted the arranged marriage for $20,000.

Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33, are accused of abusing their daughter after she refused an arranged marriage.

“This young lady, at various times was subjected to bad abuse because she didn’t want to be married to this person,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar stated on Friday.

“Several times this young lady was abused with hot cooking oil being thrown on her body. She was beaten with broomsticks,” Salazar continued. “At one point, she was choked almost to the point of unconsciousness.”

The teen girl and her five siblings, who are between 5- and 15-years-old, were taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

The parents are facing charges of continuous violence against a relative. They were arrested on Friday.

Authorities also indicated that the man who was supposed to be married to Al Hishmawi might be charged in the case.

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