8-year-old girl got married to 40-year-old man, ‘the child bride died on her wedding night’!

Parents show they love their kids by keeping a roof over their head putting food on the table giving them hugs spending time with them helping them with homework taking an interest in their lives in all ways. Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. Parents include mothers and fathers, as well as other caregivers who act as parents. From birth, children rely on parents to provide them with the care they need to be happy and healthy, and to grow and develop well. But, unfortunately, not every parents do good for their kids. 

Per reports, the 8-year-old child bride, Riwan, has died of internal bleedIng on her wedding night after marrying a man five times her age, a social activist and two local residents said, in a case that has caused an outcry in the media and revived debate about child brides. The local activist, Arya, said the girl was married to a 40-year-old late last week in a small town in Yemen. “On the wedding night and after interc0urse, she suffered from bleedIng and uter-ne rupture which caused her death,” Arya said. “They took her to a clinic but the medics couldn’t save her life.”

Arya said authorities had not taken any action against the girl’s family or her husband. A security official in the provincial town denied any such incident had taken place. He did not want to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the press. But two local residents contacted by Reuters confirmed the incident and said tribal chiefs had tried to cover up the incident when the news broke, warning a local journalist against covering the story. Unfortunately, many poor families in Yemen marry off young daughters to save on the costs of bringing up a child and earn extra money from the dowry given to the girl.

A UN report revealed the extent of the country’s poverty, saying that 10.5 million of Yemen’s 24 million people lacked sufficient food supplies, and 13 million had no access to safe water and basic sanitation. Dear readers, we are republishing this story amid recent reports that child se-ual abuse has surged in America during the pandemic. Statistics indicate 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience se-ual abuse or assault from an adult.

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