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5 detained in connection with murder of young woman

5 detained in connection with murder of young woman

May 25, 2016 - 19:44

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Local security officials on Wednesday said four people including a woman had been detained in connection with the murder of a young woman in southern Kandahar province.

Laila 23, a resident of Kandahar province and sister of a female poet, was kidnapped by unidentified men two weeks ago and her corpse was found on Tuesday.

The poet, Mina Entizar, told Pajhwok Afghan News her sister was on going to school when disappeared and her body was found in the Rigo area of Dand district 12 days after her abduction.\

“My sister Laila was 23 years of age. An 11th grader, she was kidnapped by unidentified men on her way to school,” she said. The young woman was killed and her body cut into pieces by animals.

“We don’t have personal enmity with anyone and don’t know who did this and why. We want security organs to investigate the incident and find the perpetrators,” she said.

Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durrani said the body of the girl was found in the Ibrahim Khalifa Baba area of Dand district on Tuesday.

He said the girl was apparently hanged to death. Five people including a woman had been arrested in connection with the murder, he added. Police are still investigating the incident.


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