Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Woman, girl commit suicide in Jawzjan

Woman, girl commit suicide in Jawzjan

Apr 07, 2011 - 19:52

SHIBERGHAN (PANinfo-icon): A woman and a girl hanged themselves to death for unknown reasons in separate incidents in northern Jawzjan province, police said on Thursday.

One of the dead, Razia, a 12-grade student, was found dead in her house in Shiberghan, the provincial capital, on Thursday morning, provincial police chief, Brig. Gen. Abdul Aziz Ghairat, told reporters.

Razia, a resident of the city, had been engaged to her cousin a year ago and their marriage was due in a couple of days, but the girl committed suicide for unknown reasons, he said. The girl was found dead at her house's kitchen.

Another girl, Gulzad, 20, was found dead in Farook village of Mardian district, the police chief said.

Ghairat added that Gulzad hanged herself at her bedroom. Her husband is on a job in Kabulinfo-icon, he said, adding both the incidents were being investigated.

"There has been no family dispute, and Gulzad's husband is a good person," Rahmatullah, the village council head, said.

A doctor at the provincial civil hospital, Dr. Mirwais, said they found no signs showing violence on the girl.

Afghanistaninfo-icon's Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) regional head, Maghfirat Samimi, said linked such extreme actions by womeninfo-icon to poverty, forced marriages and a lack of public awareness about women's right.

Family members of the two victims could not be reached for comment.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update