Danara Kaipova, 20, was found hanged soon after finding out her groom-to-be apparently already had a spouse and two children.
Danara was allegedly ‘kidnapped’ from her college in Kazakhstan this summer by wealthy Birzhan Doshakaev, 29.
The act of ‘bride-stealing’ is a barbaric medieval tradition that
continues in Kazakhstan and other areas of the former Soviet Union.
According to Mirror UK,despite being ‘stolen’, she reportedly told her
friends and family she loved him and made clear she was happy to marry
him after he took her to his home city, Atyrau, where she met his
Her mother Inzhu Kaipova said:
“My daughter kept telling me that he had great parents, and that she was
happy. I believed her.”She had found her “true love” she said.
But the distraught mother added:
“Now we know that this man had a wife and two children.”He did not say a
word about it to our daughter.”Danara killed herself when she found out
about it.”She hanged herself.”
She said Doshakaev’s family, who reportedly knew about his plans,
“humiliated my girl” and that he lied by not telling her that he ‘had a
wife and children’.
Danara, an A-grade student at her agricultural college, had also told
her friends that she was happy after she was apparently kidnapped and
taken 325 miles to his city.
She had invited them to her planned wedding.
Police have begun a criminal investigation into whether Danara was
forced into suicide by the cruel behaviour of the man she loved.