Woman commits suicide in Herat
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): A woman has committed suicide as a result of domestic violence in western Herat province, an official said on Saturday.
Police spokesman Abdur Rauf Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman ended it all by consuming poison in the 8th police district on Friday night.
He linked the incident to domestic violence.
Women’s Affairs Director Mahboba Jamshedi expressed concern over the incident and said suicide cases had increased in Herat. She asked police to take measures to curb the trend.
Independent Human Rights Commission Director Abdul Qadir Rahimi said although women were gaining greater access to education, they were still forced into such incidents.
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