A man in Tajikistan has been charged with pushing his wife to commit suicide amid allegations he pressured her into taking virginity tests after which demanded a 2nd bride after disbelieving the result.
Rajabbi Khurshed, 18, killed herself through ingesting a deadly dose of vinegar 40 days after her wedding ceremony to 24-yr-old Zafar Pirov, who she had in no way met before the arranged marriage.
notwithstanding her passing a government-required prenuptial examination – consisting of a virginity take a look at – Pirov admits he took his bride for a further exams, each of which she handed and each of which he did no longer agree with, earlier than casting her out.
but in his protection, Pirov said ‘My wife gave me a written statement that she allows me to get a second wife because she wasn’t a virgin when we got married.’
talking to Radio unfastened Europe, Khurshed’s circle of relatives – who organized the marriage – stated their daughter advised them on her deathbed that she had felt under massive pressure to just accept Pirov’s demands for a second spouse and ‘couldn’t take it to any extent further’.
Kurshed’s mom, Fazila Mirzoeva, is so dissatisfied approximately her daughter’s death – who she stated is a victim of ‘slander and violence’ – that she has pleaded to the united states of america’s president, Emomali Rahmon, for assist.
She stated Kurshed had never had a boyfriend and had by no means had intercourse with anyone. The teenager had dropped out of college to help care for her disabled brothers, her mom added.
in spite of Kurshed passing this test and acquiring a doctor’s certificate of her virginity – as well as the 2 other tests – Pirov persevered to press his bride and demand she monitor the ‘fact’. It become just weeks later than he made clear his desire to convey a 2nd spouse into the home.