Shafilea Ahmed

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21 Jan, 2008

Shafilea Ahmed born in 1986, was a British teenager from Great Sankey,Warrington (a large town near the Mersey Estuary) who was murdered in late 2003.
A student who wanted to become a lawyer, during a trip to Pakistan in 2003 she swallowed bleach in what was later reported as a suicide attempt although her father claimed that it was during a power cut and she drank it thinking it was a bottle of fruit juice. According to a wide range of media reports after her disappearance, Shafilea turned down a suitor in an arranged marriage during the trip, her parents though denied any attempts to pressure her into agreeing to the marriage.