A young woman from Parwan allegedly hanged herself on Friday because of domestic violence she had been forced to endure, officials said Saturday.
Abdul Samad Zalmai, head of Parwan’s police anti-crime unit, confirmed the incident and said the women got a divorce one week ago from her husband and hanged herself in her father’s house.
Parwan women’s affairs department said that the victim got divorced due to domestic violence.
The victim’s ex-husband is on the run but police are looking for him, Zalmai added.
According to officials, violence against women in last six months of 2016 in the country has increased by thirty-two per cent against the previous six months.