Toronto Girl Is Dead– Strangled By Father For Refusing Hijab
Aqsa Parvaz from Toronto was murdered.
16 year-old Aqsa Parvez was strangled by her father for not wearing the hijab.
Toronto – A dispute over Western culture may be behind an attack that killed a 16-year-old Mississauga girl.
School officials announced Aqsa Parvez’s death to students at Applewood Heights Secondary School this morning.
Parvez was clinging to life at the Hospital for Sick Children after an alleged attack by a man who told police he was her father.
Classmates at the school said the Grade 11 student lived in fear of her father, who was charged with attempted murder yesterday.
They said she often argued with him about the hijab and her desire to follow Western fashion trends.
Other peers told the Toronto Star the girl used to leave home in traditional dress and then change as soon as she arrived at school.
Her father, identified as 57-year-old cab driver Muhammad Parvez, was taken into custody at the scene –City News.
UPDATE: The father was charged with the strangling death of his daughter.