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Man kills wife over talking on phone in Jawzjan

Man kills wife over talking on phone in Jawzjan

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Mar 13, 2017 - 19:06

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A man strangled to death his 25-year-old wife in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, local authorities said on Monday.

The governor’s spokesman, Mohammad Raza Ghafori, said the victim was choked to death by her spouse using her scarf in Islamjoy locality of the city late on Sunday.

“The accused after killing his wife wanted to escape but security forces arrested him. The motive behind the murder is not yet clear”.

The victim’s body had been taken to hospital for postmortem and security forces had initiated their investigation into the incident, Ghafori said.

A relative of the slain woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said yesterday evening when her husband came home, his wife was talking to someone on the telephone.

“The husband was angry and first verbally clashed with her and eventually choked her with a scarf. The woman was a mother of four children”.

Dr. Faridon Momand, Jawzjan’s public healthinfo-icon director, said doctors who examined the woman's body had found scratches around her neck.  

“There were no other signs of torture on her body which was handed over to her relatives after completion of the examination”.

This solar yearinfo-icon that ends on March 21, a dozen girls and womeninfo-icon have been murdered and another 10 committed suicide in Jawzjan.

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