A heartbreaking news about an 8-year-old girl is now making rounds in different social media sites. the news was about an 8-year-old girl who dies the night after she married a 40-year-old man.
The 8-year-old Yemeni girl who was identified as Rawan died of internal hemorrhaging. Investigators claim that the internal bleeding was caused by the severe tearing in her private part. This heartbreaking incident took place the night after she wedded a 40-year-old man.
The security officers in Haradh denied the issue,, saying that such incident didn’t happen in their town. But then two Meedi residents who were contacted by Reuters revealed that it really happened and that the tribal chief in their town tried covering up the story.
The act of marrying young women have been a tradition in Yemen. Little girls were bound to marry old men so that their families could save money from saving them and will even receive extra money because of the dowry that was being given to the family of the girl.