It is unclear whether Chaudhry Rashid, who police say owns a local pizza parlor, has hired an attorney. As of this afternoon, no bond had been set in the case and Rashid remains in the Clayton County jail, according to the sheriff's office Web site.
Arranged marriages remain so common in some cultures that the British government created a Forced Marriage Unit to help rescue young British women who have been forced to wed. The British office fields 4,000 calls each year, about two-thirds of which are Pakistani, according to a June report in The Washington Post.
M. Siddique, director of the Pakistani American Community of Atlanta, did not immediately return a phone call from ABC News for comment. Shahid Malik, a member of the organization, told ABC News' Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV that the young woman and father were both suffering from depression.