Prisoner commits suicide in Badghis
QALA-I-NAW (PAN): An inmate committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison in the Qadis district of northwestern Badghis province, officials said on Saturday.
Nazar Muhammad, a resident of the Jahan Dosti village, hanged himself in a prison cell, deputy police chief, Col. Muhammad Qadir, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Muhammad was jailed for killing the nephew of a pro-government commander, named Hajji Akhtar Muhammad, two months ago.
Ramazan Khan, director of justice department, said the prisoner's body had been sent to a forensic laboratory.
Initial investigations suggested the prisoner had committed suicide, said Badghis Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Aziz.
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