Daughter allegedly abused after refusing arranged marriage

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A Valley couple and their 18-year-old daughter have been arrested in an alleged assault on the couple's other daughter.

Yusra Farhan, 50, was arrested Feb. 8, 2012, for allegedly beating her daughter and trying her to a bed. The victim told police it was because her mom caught the young woman speaking with a man.

Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department said detectives served a search warrant at the family's home on 35th Avenue on Feb. 15. Farhan was re-arrested for a November aggravated assault.

The father, Mohammed Altameemi, 45, and the victim's sister, Tabarak Altameemi, 18, were also arrested for aggravated assault.

Detectives say they learned that in November 2011, the victim reported she was in a bedroom of the home when she was held down by her sister while her mother burned her on the face and chest with a hot spoon. The victim reported she was punished for refusing an arranged marriage with a 38-year-old man.

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