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The cousin of a Kansas college student who vanished last Friday said that she was not ?forced? into her marriage earlier this year.
?They?ve always liked each other and there was no forced marriage here,? Farouk Sheikh told HLN?s Nancy Grace on Wednesday.
According to Sheikh, 19-year-old Aisha Khan had known her husband, Waseem, since childhood, but they married soon after he moved to the United States from Pakistan last summer. He suggested that it was similar to his own marriage, which he described as ?the modern-day version of an arranged marriage.? In his case, he was introduced to his future wife by his parents, but they dated for several months and fell in love before marrying.
Sheikh said the family has considered the possibility that Khan, who was last seen on the Edwards Campus of the University of Kansas in Overland Park on Friday morning, had run away voluntarily, but they did not believe she would do something like that.
?There is nothing for her to run away from,? Sheikh said in the interview airing Wednesday night. ?If she didn?t like what she was doing or the situation she was in, she would just change it herself and this is not a situation where she?s forced to do things and stuff like that.?
Khan tried to call her sister and her cousin several times over the course of nine minutes on Friday morning before she left a voicemail for her sister claiming that she was concerned about a man who appeared to be drunk and had been harassing her.
However, she did not answer when her sister called back and her sister found her backpack and cell phone left behind on a table when she went to the school to look for her. Overland Park police told HLN that nobody else saw this man or could verify what she described in the voicemail message.
Khan, a student at Johnson County Community College, was on the KU-Edwards campus preparing for a final exam in government affairs that day, Sheikh said. According to police, three men nearby saw a woman matching her description walking away from the area alone, but authorities have not confirmed that the woman was Khan.
Sheikh described his cousin as ?very headstrong,? ?fun-loving? and ?outspoken.? He said she was very close to her sister and cousin and she never expressed concerns to them about her relationship or her living situation. Khan and her husband live with her sister and brother-in-law in Olathe.
Sheikh said that he had personally examined the area around the bench where Khan?s sister found her belongings and he believed that it was possible that an abductor came from inside a building 10-15 feet away or through a hole in the fence surrounding the construction area on campus.
According to Sheikh, Khan was looking forward to meeting her mother at afternoon prayers on Friday and spending time with her because she had been so busy studying over the last few weeks, but she never arrived. The family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.
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