Texas teen’s parents drenched her in hot oil for refusing arranged marriage
Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, was reported missing on Jan 30, last seen leaving Taft High School in Bexar County
Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi and his wife, Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi face charges of continuous violence against a family member
Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and his wife Hamdiyah, 33, had allegedly beaten their teen daughter with a broomstick and poured hot cooking oil
After she’d refused to marry the man in another city, surviving the physical abuse meted by her parents, she then vanished
Maarib Al Hishmawi was found alive, and is now in CPS custody with her five siblings
Her parents allegedly agreed to the arranged marriage in exchange for $20,000
The adult male involved in the failed marriage transaction may also face prosecution
Texas high school student, Maarib Al Hishmawi [photo], fled home after her parent’s attempt to coerce her into marriage in exchange for $20,000
Maarib Al Hishmawi, 16, was reported missing on Jan. 30 after she was last seen leaving Taft High School in Bexar County. She was located in mid-March when she was taken in by an organization that cared for her after she ran away, KSAT reported.
Her parents Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, 34, and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi, 33, allegedly beat their daughter with a broomstick and poured hot cooking oil on her when she refused to marry a man in another city. The parents reportedly agreed to the arranged marriage in exchange for $20,000.
Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi [left], and Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi face charges of continuous violence against a family member
“This young lady, at various times over that time period was subjected to some pretty bad abuse because she didn’t want to be married to this person,” Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said on Friday, according to KSAT.
“Several times it was reported to us that this young lady was abused with hot cooking oil being thrown on her body. She was beat with broomsticks,” Salazar added. “At least at one point, she was choked almost to the point of unconsciousness.”
The teenage girl and her five siblings, between the ages 5 and 15, were placed under Child Protective Services custody.
Hamdiyah Saha Al Hishmawi [left} and Abdulah Fahmi Al Hishmawi, attempted to force her their daughter into an arranged marriage and subjected her to physical abuse when she refused
The parents face charges of continuous violence against a family member. They were taken into custody on Friday.
Police said the man who was arranged to be married to Al Hishmawi may also be charged in the case.