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Herat man kills wife, man on alleged ‘adultery’

Herat man kills wife, man on alleged ‘adultery’

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Oct 10, 2016 - 19:02

HERAT (Pajhwok): A husband shot dead her wife with another man accusing them of illicit relations in western Herat province, local officials said on Monday.

The two dead bodies, hailing from Guzra district of the province, were delivered to zonal hospital in the province.

Jilani Farhad, Herat governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident occurred in Kawsar township of Guzra district late on Sunday night.

Initial reports showed a resident of the area killed his wife and another strange man when he caught them red-handed in his home; Farhad said adding the man first killed the strange man and then shot dead his wife, 18, he added.

The man alleged his wife and the strange man committed adultery and as he became aware of it he took decision of killing them, Jilani said. A probe has been launched into the incident and soon the murderer will be arrested.The man took responsibility of killing them during a telephonic communication with police on Monday, he added.    

Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai, spokesman of the zonal hospital, said the dead bodies were transferred to the hospital and forensic investigations were launched in this regard.

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