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Woman lynched over Quran burning allegation laid to rest in Kabul

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Farkhunda laid to restThe Afghan woman who was lynched and burnt by Kabul mob over alleged burning of Holy Quran was laid to rest in Kabul today.

Hundreds of people participated in the the funeral ceremony of Farkhunda in Panjsad family cemetery.

The coffin of Farkhunda was carried by women through the burial site while participants of the funeral stopped Kabul cleric Ayaz Niazi to take part in the ceremony.

Niazi had earlier endorsed the brutal murder of Farkhunda by calling her murder a justified act.

Farkhunda was brutally beaten, run over by a car and was eventually set on fire by a mob after she was accused of burning holy Quran in Shah Do Shamshera shrine on Thursday.

The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) officials rejected that the victim had torched holy Quran and said no evidence were found to prove the allegations.

At least nine people including a man who had claimed involvement in murder and burning of Farkhunda were arrested by police following the incident.

Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said Friday that the Interior Minister has ordered to launch an investigation into the incident and detain all those involved behind the murder of the woman.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani also ordered an immediate probe into incident and formation of an independent commission to investigate the brutal murder of the woman.

The United Nations condemns also condemned the brutal murder of the woman in the strongest terms. “We are particularly worried by reports that the woman had suffered from mental illness for many years,” said Elzira Sagynbaeva, the Country Representative for UN Women in Afghanistan. “We are encouraged by initial reports of the arrest of several suspects, but call on the authorities to investigate this incident fully and bring to justice all persons who actively participated in the killing, or aided and abetted it.”

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