Afghan woman set on fire_censoredA 14-year-old Afghan girl has died in Isteqlal hospital in Kabul days after she was set on fire by her in law’s family.

The victim identified as Zahra was set on fire in central Ghor province with the perpetrators managing to flee the area the committing the horrific crime.

According to reports, Zahra initially became the victim of ‘Baad’, a tradional practice of settlign disputes among the families or tribes.

The father of Zahra married his daughter to the family of his new wife with whom he had married around two years ago.

Provincial acting police chief of Ghor Zaman Azimi said an investigation is underway regarding the incident and the father in law of Zahra is in custody regarding the horrific crime.

The latest inncident involving the murder of a teenage bride comes as the officials have expressed concerns regarding the growing child marriages across the country.

In the meantime, the rising violence against the women have also sparked concerns among the officials.

Earlier, a teenage girl was burnt to death after she was thrown into a wooden oven in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan by her brother’s wife, the first such incident involving violence against woman by a woman.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in its report released late in November last year said “statistic of violence against women, obtained from the registered cases of violence against women during the first six months in 1394 exceeds 2579 cases.”

The report further added that figure was reported 2403 cases during the six months in 1393 which shows 7.32 percent increase in 1394, the last solar year.


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