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Zabul man guns down fiancée before killing himself

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Zabul man guns down fiancée before killing himself

Apr 10, 2017 - 13:50

QALAT (Pajhwok): A 14-year-old girl was shot dead by her lover, who later committed suicide in the Shahr-i-Safa district of southern Zabul province on Monday, officials said.

The district’s administrative chief, Abdul Samad Durrani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the 25 years old young man killed his teenage sweetheart when on her way to school before he shot himself dead with a pistol.

He said the bodies of both were evacuated to hospital by police. Initial investigations suggest the man fell in love with the girl, whose family accepted his proposal. But the girl was recently engaged to another man.

Zabul Womeninfo-icon Affairs Director Raeesa Sediqi Jalali said families of the girl and the man had engaged them in childhood. But the girl’s parents engaged her to another man, something that resulted in the shocking incident.

She denounced the family’s decision as an act of violence against the teenager, who was engaged her in childhood. Childhood engagements and marriages in Zabul often lead to bloody incidents.



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