According to local Taliban officials in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, a father tortured and killed his six-year-old child.

The Taliban’s director of the Information and Culture Department in Helmand province, Hafiz Rashid Helmandi, stated that the child succumbed on Tuesday, July 26, under the father’s torture in the village of Qala Naw in the Khanashin district.

Taliban officials claimed that Siddiqullah, a man, occasionally tortured his children and that he had also allegedly killed another of his sons.

The offender has been detained and will be charged with the crime and put on trial, he continued.

With a significant increase in family violence and personal enmity, reports of domestic violence leading to homicides have soared in number.

Only about a month ago, a man killed nine members of his family including his pregnant wife and four children, in southwestern Afghanistan.

In addition, according to provincial Taliban officials in the province of Faryab, in northern Afghanistan, recently, a pregnant woman was fatally stabbed by her husband in Maimana.

Moreover, a man in the same province of Helmand used a knife to behead both his wife and their three-month-old infant.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).