PAN, July 4, 2012

Man beheads ex-wife, kids in Ghazni

By Saifullah Maftoon

In a gruesome triple murder incident, a man killed his divorced wife along with two children in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Monday.

The victim’s father, a doctor at a private hospital in Ghazni City, Syed Husain Shah, said he was not aware that his daughter had been divorced by his son-in-law, who decapitated her and her children late on Tuesday night.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News that his grandchildren and daughter were slaughtered by his son-in-law and his brother.

The victims’ bodies were brought to the Ghazni Civil Hospital on Wednesday morning, said Dr Baz Mohammad, head of the hospital. The children were aged eight and 10 years. A two-year-old baby was left unharmed.

Security officials refused to discuss the murders and urged journalists not to report the incident. According to Director of Women Affairs Sukria Wali, the victim had got divorce due to a family dispute and the killer was a drug addict who often assaulted her.

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