She survived the attempt, and has been recovering at a local hospital.
Using gasoline was the easiest way." The issue of child marriages, which affects more than 50 million girls worldwide according to the United Nations, was thrust back in the headlines recently when the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) selected its "Photo of 2007." The winning shot, by American photographer Stephanie Sinclair, shows a 40-year-old Afghan man, Mohammad, sitting next his visibly horror-stricken fiancee, Ghulam. "We needed the money," Ghulam's parents, from Ghor Province, were quoted as saying.
He told me about his girlfriend, who he thought he recognized by her gait, but was mistaken.
He converses with girls, but without looking at them.
However, Muslim men can marry non Muslim women of Christian and Jew faith.
The marriage will only include the Nikah (marriage) ceremony.
It requires a lot of planning and is often very expensive.