The girl was taken back to her country of origin through deception. To her friends, she wrote: “This time my father will kill me.”
Taken to Pakistan through deception by her father. Then tied up for 8 hours and forced to abort. A story that makes one shiver, and which saw the protagonist, a girl of Pakistani origin, residing in Verona. Now the 20-year-old has been freed by the police in Islamabad. She is safe and in the company of representatives of the Italian authorities. In February, Farah told her friends, “We’ll see each other in a week.” From then on, however, nobody had seen her.
The student, enrolled until last year at the professional institute Sanmicheli in the Veneto city (Verona), had become pregnant by a boy, himself also Pakistani, with whom she was having a relationship. A fact that infuriated the parents to the point of forcing her to terminate the pregnancy. “They punctured me and killed my baby. My father wanted me to get married here,” wrote Farah to her friends on WhatsApp. And then in an audio, she told: “They sedated me, tied me to a bed and forced an abortion”. The (Italian) foreign office intervened, asking the Italian embassy in the Pakistani capital to check up urgently on the news concerning the student.
Maltreatment in family
As reported by TGcom24, the girl has lived in Verona since 2008. Her father is owner of a business, and has been reported previously for family abuse; the girl even turned to social services in September for help. The situation was so serious that the municipality decided to put her up for a period of time in a protected shelter.
Sarah, after stating that she was reconciled with her family, returned home and was then forced to go to Pakistan. Here the nightmare began. And to tell it, the 20-year-old used WhatsApp messages to her friends. The young woman was locked in a room, tied up and sedated until the intervention by a (female) doctor, who induced abortion with a pill. Pushing the investigation was the young woman’s school network, from her friends up to the (school) director.
Farah is well-known and appreciated in her school circle. So much so that the professional institute San Michele she attended acted to arrange her exams in a manner that would have permitted her to face the months of pregnancy more serenely.
Her story is reminiscent of that of Sanaa, the Pakistani girl who lived in Brescia and was killed by her father, solely because she wanted to marry an Italian.