Pakistani girl leaps form balcony to flee arranged marriage
A 15-year-old Pakistani girl was hospitalised after reportedly jumping from a balcony in the northern Italian town of Alessandria.
She had refused an arranged marriage with a 16-year-old Pakistani.
“My parents had already been in touch with his and told me I would be marrying him. I have nothing against him but I do not love him,” Turin-based La Stampa daily quoted the girl as telling police from her hospital bed on Wednesday.
La Stampa called the girl ‘Piccola’ and said medics had operated on fractures to her legs sustained after falling from the family’s balcony onto a roof below.
Piccola, who has grown up in Italy, is said to be well integrated here. She wears western-style clothes and has Italian schoolfriends.
“I told my parents that I didn’t love the boy and why should I live with him?” Piccola reportedly told the police.
H/T Velvet Hammer.