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Mother of 2 children hangs herself in Jawzjan

Mother of 2 children hangs herself in Jawzjan

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Jan 29, 2018 - 18:25

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A 22-year-old woman has hanged herself to death in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Monday.

Mohammad Reza Ghafoori, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the woman was found hanging dead from the roof of her room in their home in Baqia village of Shiberghan, the provincial capital, early Monday morning.

He said what prompted the mother of two children to take the extreme step was not yet clear but security forces were investigating the incident.

Provincial police chief, Col. Mohammad Rahim, said the father of the deceased woman claimed his daughter had mental problem for the last four months.

He said the father held no one responsible for the suicide of his daughter.

However, human rights chief for northern provinces, Maghfirit Samimi, said the incident should be thoroughly investigated to unearth the facts.

During the ongoing solar yearinfo-icon that ends on March 21, so far three womeninfo-icon had committed suicide and another 11 women killed in the province.

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