Taliban execute young woman over fleeing home
SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): Taliban militants on Monday shot dead a 19-year-old woman over running away from her in-laws’ home in Kohistanat district of northern Sar-i-Pul province, an official said.
The early morning incident took place in Bidastan locality of the district, the governor spokesman, Zabihullah Amani, told Pajhwok Afghan News, identifying the victim as Azada.
“Azada fled her husband house after becoming a victim of family violence. Her husband was in Iran and she was beaten and tortured by her in laws,” he said.
She sought police protection in Sayad district and the police shifted her to the women’s shelter where she spent six months before being released to her brothers who promised her sponsorship.
Women’s Affairs Director Naseema Arzo said Azada had been handed over to her brothers without informing her department. From the safe home, she was shifted to Kohistanat district and was shot dead over fleeing home in light of a decision from an unauthorised jury in the area.
Taliban have not yet spoken about the incident.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.