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Girl commits suicide, woman found dead

Girl commits suicide, woman found dead

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Jun 18, 2017 - 14:39

SHIBERGHA/SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A girl hanged herself to death in the capital of northwestern Jawzjan province while a 26 years old woman was found dead in Sar-i-Pul, officials said on Sunday.

Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the Jawzjan governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the 19-years-old girl hanged herself in her house in the Shikkot area of Shiberghan this morning.

He said the girl was studying political science at a private university in Shiberghan. Initial investigations show the girl was suffering from psychological problems, but domestic violence could not be ruled out.

However, provincial crime branch chief, 2nd Lt. Niamatullah Kahzad said the girl hanged herself to death after a verbal clash with her sister.

But Jawzjan human rights head, Maghfirat Samimi, said he had obtained information that the girl’s family was not interested in her educationinfo-icon.

This is the first incident of the kind in Jawzjan this year, but some reports say six girls have been killed by their families for different reasons.

According to another report, a 26 years old woman was found dead in the Gosfandi district of Sar-i-Pul on Sunday.

The mother of the woman said her daughter was arrested 20 days ago by police over a conspiracy of having illicit affairs. But she was released after the court declared her innocent.

She said she had asked the court not to hand over her daughter to her husband. But the court did not listen to her request, he added.

She alleged her daughter was killed and then thrown into a deep well by her son-in-law. However, a court said official no one had approached them to keep the woman away from her husband.

Provincial police chief, Khalilullah Dastyar said the motive behind the incident remained unclear but the husband and brother-in-law of the victim had been arrested for investigation.

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