Egyptian teen kills self rather than wear hijab

Egyptian teen kills self rather than wear hijab

A 15-year old Egyptian girl who rejected her family’s pressures to wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, shot herself to death using her father’s hand gun, Egyptian media reported.

The girl, identified only as Amira , was subjected to “violence” by her family after she removed her hijab.

Preferring death to living under violence, Amira reportedly “sneaked” into her father’s room, took his gun and opened fire on herself, an investigation found, according to Youm7.

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