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Girl shot dead after rejecting marriage proposal

Girl shot dead after rejecting marriage proposal

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Jun 28, 2020 - 13:08

CHARIKARinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A 14-year-old girl has been shot dead after she rejected a marriage proposal in central Parwan province, officials said on Sunday.

Womeninfo-icon Affairs Director Shah Jan Yazdan told Pajhwok afghan News the incident took place on Saturday.

She said the girl had gone out with her family for picnic. A resident of Toghbardi village, she was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Without elaborating, Yazdan said: “The girl was shot dead over her rejection of a proposal from a man she didn’t like.”

Wahida Shahkar, the governor’s spokeswoman, confirmed the incident and said the girl was shot dead on her way to his uncle’s home by unidentified gunmen.

Shahkar linked the killing of the girl to personal enmity. A suspect has been detained in connection with the murder, which is under investigation.

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