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TOLOnews.com, February 14, 2015

8-Month Pregnant Woman Loses Child After Beaten by Mullah

The doctors at Kunduz civilian hospital confirmed that the woman had lost her child as a result of physical violence

By Ghafoor Saboory

An eight-month pregnant mother lost her child after she was severely beaten by a Mullah who believed to be an exorcist
An eight-month pregnant mother lost her child after she was severely beaten by a Mullah who believed to be an exorcist in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz. (Photo: TOLOnews.com)

An eight-month pregnant mother lost her child after she was severely beaten by a Mullah who believed to be an exorcist in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz.

The newly-wed woman, who requested her name not be revealed, said the Mullah named Dost Mohammad claimed that she was possessed after her husband's family took her to him for a ritual treatment, when all she was suffering from was low blood pressure.

"The Mullah told my family that I was possessed, but I was not," she said. "He [Mullah] beat me severely in order to free me from the demons that I did not have. As a result the doctors notified me that I lost my child."

The doctors at Kunduz civilian hospital confirmed that the woman had lost her child as a result of physical violence.

"There are signs of violence on her body," Doctor Quddos Meyakhail said, adding that low blood pressure is normal in first-time mothers. "We have to remove the dead child from her womb because of the safety of woman's health."

But the Kunduz Police didn't immediately respond to a TOLOnews request for information.

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