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Afghanistan Today (Translated by RAWA), April 6, 2011

Two women hung in Jowzjan province of Afghanistan

Experts believe that poverty, domestic violence, coerced marriage and customs of the society are the causes of such sad incidents

Yaqoub Mehr

General Abdul Aziz Ghairat, the police chief of Jowzjan, gave news suicide committed by two women, saying, “The first woman named Gul Bibi, wife of Abdul Ghafar of the Qorm Qila village of Mardian district, hung herself with a rope at seven in the morning at her home.”

The second incident, he said, took place in the city of Jowzjan in the Chetgiri area, where a school student named Marzia, daughter of Abdul Satar, hung herself at five in the morning in her kitchen.

The police chief added that she had been in the 12th grade and engaged to her cousin. He quoted the father, Abdul Satar, “Her uncle had come two days back to arrange the wedding when this incident took place.”

Ghairat said that special crime teams of police had gone to examine both cases closely and that the investigation was continuing.

Ms. Najiba Qureshi, head of Women’s Affairs of Jowzjan province, confirmed the incidents and said that a legal team had been sent to the sites of the incidents by the administration. She gave no further details.

Experts believe that poverty, domestic violence, coerced marriage and customs of the society are the causes of such sad incidents.

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