Monday, Nov 24, 2014Monday, Nov 24, 2014
News
 

Teen Afghan girl's throat slit after family refuses marriage propoal

Published on Nov 29, 2012 1:57 PM
 

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AFP) - Two men have been arrested for slitting the throat of a 15-year-old Afghan girl after her family refused a marriage proposal, police said on Thursday.

The girl was carrying water from a river to her village home in northern Kunduz province on Wednesday when she was murdered, police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hussaini told AFP.

"The two men attacked her and slit her throat with a knife," he said. "They were arrested and are in police custody." Mr Hussaini said one of the suspects had proposed marriage to the girl but her family had rejected the offer.

Extreme violence against women and girls remains a major problem in the conservative Muslim nation more than a decade after US-led troops brought down the notoriously brutal Taliban Islamist regime.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here