Afghan girl beheaded after rejecting marriage proposal
London: A 15-year-old girl in Afghanistan was beheaded by a relative after she and her family turned down the man`s marriage proposal, a British daily reported.
The victim named Gisa was decapitated with a knife in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, police told the Daily Mail.
Police said two men, Sadeq and Massoud, were arrested after the murder. They are close relatives of the victim and live in the same village.
Police said the men wanted to marry the girl, but their advances were turned down by the victim`s father.
The girl was attacked when she was returning to her home in Kulkul village after going out to collect water from a well, the daily said.
It was, however, not clear which of the two men killed the girl.
Her father said he had not wanted his daughter to get married because she was too young.
This year, the country`s Independent Human Rights Commission recorded 16 incidents of honour killings in March and April alone, the first two months of the Afghan New Year.
In July, a spate of brutal killings left four women and two children dead.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Is Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance just a compulsion for Akhilesh Yadav?
- BMC election results 2017: Shiv Sena ahead as single largest party
- UP polls: When fans played spoilsport for SP star campaigner Dimple Yadav
- Have political parties diverted from development agenda in UP elections?
- Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides
- BMC election 2017 results LIVE: BJP's tally rises to 82 after Atul Shah wins in lottery, Shiv Sena bags 84; CM Fadnavis hails PM Modi's clean governance
- How Kashmiris use children for 'meri jaan Pakistan' type 'freedom struggle' - WATCH
- Maharashtra Civic Poll Results 2017 LIVE: Shiv Sena leads in Mumbai but BJP the big winner
- Solapur Municipal Corporation Elections 2017: Shiv Sena wins, BJP runners-up
- Thane Municipal Corporation Elections 2017 Results LIVE: Shiv Sena set for clear majority, leading in 51 seats, BJP in 17