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Afghan teen who burnt to death came here as child bride on fake papers

A young mother who died after being set alight in a still unexplained tragedy is believed to have entered Australia illegally as a child bride.

  • Melissa Cunningham
  • The Age

Police initially believed Hazara woman Sadif Karimi was 22 when she died in The Alfred hospital in February after being severely burnt in a backyard in Melbourne’s south-east. Her family said she was just 17.

Zeba 2bAnd it can also be revealed that Sadif Karimi’s real name was Ziba Haji Zada.

Ziba’s husband and his family have told police that she set herself alight but police also continue to probe whether someone else doused her in petrol and…

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