Ufuq News (Translated by RAWA), July 29, 2018
14-year-old Kubra beaten, strangled, then hung to death in Afghanistan
However, the locals and Kubra’s family have said that she was first beaten by several men and then hung
By Hussain Ahmadi
Local authorities in Daikundi province have said that a 14-year-old girl was hung to death in the Sang Takht o Bandar district of this province.
Ali Akbar Naatiqi, spokesperson for the governor of Daikundi, told Ufuq News that the matter is under criminal investigation but the cause and motive is not yet clear. He added that a man and two women have been arrested by the district security forces in connection to the case and are being questioned.
Mr. Naatiqi said that the arrested are neighbors of Kubra’s family, but it is not yet clear whether they had any enmity between them or not. According to him, Kubra Rezayi was 14-years-old and the locals found her beaten body near her home.
The investigation team had told the local authorities that they had found Kubra’s scarf hanging from a tree branch where she had been hanged. They said it is not yet clear whether she had committed suicide or other people had murdered her and set the scene that way.
However, the locals and Kubra’s family have said that she was first beaten by several men and then hung.
Jawad Dadgar, head of the provincial office of the human rights commission, told Ufuq News that today (July 29th) an investigative team had been sent to the location.
Violence against women is high in Daikundi, particularly suicide by girls and cases of killings due to personal enmities.
According to a report by TOLOnews.com (), Kubra’s family members have traveled to Kabul to seek justice for her. They claim that Kubra was killed by local strongmen who have also threatened them to be silent.
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