Baghlan man slaughters spouse with sickle
PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): A drug addict has killed his wife with a sickle in the Shahabuddin area of Pul-i-Khumri, the capital of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Monday.
Women’s Affairs Director Khadija Yaqin told Pajhwok Afghan News that the uxoricide incident took place Sunday night and the killer managed to escape.
The couple had been living with her husband for 10 years, having five children, the director said. She linked the killing to a domestic dispute, but stopped short of giving details.
A resident of the area, Mohibullah, said: “Habibullah -- the husband of the victim -- was addicted to drugs. He had sold all belongings and his wife prevented him selling a carpet.”
Habibullah got angry and attacked her with a sickle, the man added. Some 225 cases of violence against women, including six of murder incidents, were registered last year.
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