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Sar-i-Pul man brutally kills wife in pickaxe attack

Sar-i-Pul man brutally kills wife in pickaxe attack

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Jun 12, 2017 - 18:46

SAR-I-PUL (Pajhwok): A woman has been brutally killed by husband using a pickaxe in northern Sar-i-Pul province, the Womeninfo-icon Affairs’ Department said on Monday. The murderer has joined the Talibaninfo-icon.

Naseema Arzo, the women’s affairs director, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident happened on Sunday afternoon in Nawabad Chashmai Shifa village of the provincial capital, Sar-i-Pul city.

She said a man atrociously killed her wife, 34, through hits of pickaxe before fleeing. “The incident occurred after the husband asked her wife---who was busy in household chores--to calm a crying 17-month-old baby. After the woman wasn’t able reach to the child quickly, the violent man throws the child to the ground and kills his wife after beating her.”

Arzo said the mother-in-law of the slain woman had confessed in initial investigations to the killing of her daughter in law by her son.

Dr. Mohammad Rostum Rajabi, the provincial hospital head, said the dead body of the woman was brought to the hospital with deep wounds at around 8pm on Sunday.

He said initial investigation showed the slain woman had received intense and strongly hits through a sharp instrument and had died of severe bleeding.

Arzo said the case was being investigated by police and the accused had fled the area before joining the Taliban.

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