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Aug 29, 2018
Faryab mother seeks justice for slain daughter
Aug 28, 2018 - 18:34
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A mother whose daughter was killed by her spouse in northern Faryab province says she is disappointed by the government and thus visited Pajhwok Afghan News office to seek justice.
Shah Bibi, a resident of Baloch village in Pashtunkot district, says the government has failed to arrest her daughter’s husband, accused of the murder.
The woman said she could not look after three children her slain daughter left behind.
“Till today August 28, I approached different government institutions to arrest the killer and prosecute him, but no institution came forward to arrest of the murderer,” she said. She said she lost her daughter because her husband was unable to feed his family.
“Fazal Ahmad married my daughter --- Zarmina --- 12 years back and they had since been living in my house. He did not work most of the time and when his children grew up and they started demanding new clothes and food but the father used to beat them.”
Sher Ahmad, a 10-year-old son of Zarmina, said he went to the bazaar with his father for Eid shopping and besides Eid related shopping his father also purchased a knife and a cotton and said he would slaughter an animal on Eid.
“The same night, I saw my father strangulating my mother and stabbing her with the knife 10 to 15 times, when I shouted, my father fled,” said the boy.
The Pashtunkot District Chief confirmed the killing of Zarmina and said the murderer was at large after the killing of Zarmina and had sought refuge in an area which was under Taliban’s control.
Hameedullah Azeemi, acting head of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) for Faryab, asked security institutions to arrest the killer and hand him over to the authority concerned.
He said 25 incidents of murder and suicide were registered during the first six months of this solar year.
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