Highlights:

  • Uproar over kidnapping and murder of girl for marriage in Kyrgyzstan
  • Kidnapping of girls for forced marriage is common in this country
  • 8 thousand girls are abducted every year, the government has declared crime

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The world has reached the moon and Mars, but in many countries even today such practices are prevalent which cannot be considered part of civilized society. One such mischief Central Asian country Kyrgyzstan I am in a ruckus. Actually, there is a practice of kidnapping brides for marriage here. Every year thousands of girls and women are abducted for marriage in this country. Though the practice was outlawed by the government here in 2013, the kidnapping and murder of a 27-year-old girl on Wednesday has triggered a wave of outrage across the country.

Ruckus in Kyrgyzstan due to kidnapping and murder of girl
On April 5, a 27-year-old girl named Ejada Kanatbkova, kidnapped from work in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, was kidnapped. According to the police report, three people forced her into the car and fled in an unknown direction. The family members searched the girl a lot, but she was not found anywhere. The family members, exhausted, sought help from the police in this matter, but no action was taken even after there was video evidence.

Dead body of kidnapped girl found two days later
Two days after the incident, the woman was found dead by car along with another male in a rural area near the capital city of Bishkek. A local shepherd reported that the car was spotted on April 5 and 6, but they thought it might be stuck in the mud. On April 7, when he looked near the car, he saw the body of a young woman and the young man. After which the police was informed.

People’s fury against the police after death
Police claimed that according to preliminary investigation, the man strangled the girl during the struggle and then committed suicide. The news of Aizada Kanatabkova being kidnapped and murdered shocked anyone. People are protesting from social media to the streets. Many have attributed this to Interior Affairs Minister Ulan Niyazbakov, head of law enforcement agencies, and Bakit Matamusev, head of the Bishkek Police Department.

Demand for resignation of government and police chief
People say that the shepherds discovered this car, our police proved to be unable in this case. The interior minister, the Bishkek Police Department chief, should resign. In the video given to the police, the number of the hijacking car is also visible, but the police could not find it. The police investigation team should be punished. At the same time, the police claim that the search for Aizada Kanatabkova did not stop for a minute.

8 thousand girls are abducted every year
According to the Kyrgyzstan government report, every year around 8,000 girls in the country are abducted for marriage. In most cases, the kidnappers rape the girl on the first night, causing a stigma on her forehead and she agrees to marry. Their difficulties increase in the event of not being with the rapist, because no one marries such girls.

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