Kabul, Jan 31 (ANI): A 22-year old woman in Afghanistan has been strangled to death by her husband and mother-in-law for giving birth to a baby girl.
Afghan police has arrested the woman's mother in-law for the murder that took place two days ago in Kunduz province.
Khanabad's police chief, Sufi Habib, said that, "the woman, who was known as Stori, gave birth to a third girl two months ago. The husband and mother-in-law strangled her for giving birth to a third daughter".
The BBC quoted senior officials, as saying that the mother-in-law, known as Wali Hazrata, tied Stori, while the woman's husband strangled her.
According to the report, Stori's husband is thought to be a fighter with an illegal armed militia, which is believed to have some political support.
Meanwhile, the Director for Kunduz Women's affairs, Nadira Gya, condemned the incident saying, "it was a brutal crime committed against an innocent woman."
Local religious and tribal elders in the district also condemned the killing, saying it was an act of ignorance, and calling it a crime against Islam, humanity and women. (ANI)
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