Moroccan girl commits suicide after forced marriage

A Moroccan teen girl has in Essaouira committed suicide because she had to marry an old man.

The Moroccan newspaper Le Maroc Ajourd'hui reports that the girl committed suicide last Monday in the commune of Ouled Maguire, Essaouira region. Her body was found on a tree near the family home. One of her sisters did the gruesome discovery, reports the newspaper. Although the police investigates the case the neighbors have already indicated to journalists what the reason of her suicide.

The girl would have hung himself because her father had to marry an older man from the village. This man was already several months widower. The body is to the provincial hospital Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah for autopsy.

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