Afghanistan: Girl Beheaded by Her Family for Refusing to Prostitute Herself
Another form of “honor killing?”:
Afghan girl ‘beheaded for refusing prostitution’
Afghan police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman into prostitution and beheaded her when she refused.
Mah Gul, 20, was beheaded after her mother-in-law attempted to make her sleep with a man in her house in Herat province last week, provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada told AFP.
“We have arrested her mother-in-law, father-in-law, her husband and the man who killed her,” he said.
Gul was married to her husband four months ago and her mother-in-law had tried to force her into prostitution several times in the past, Sayedzada said.
The suspect, Najibullah, was paraded by police at a press conference where he said the mother-in-law lured him into killing Gul by telling him that she was a prostitute.
“It was around 2am when Gul’s husband left for his bakery. I came down and with the help of her mother-in-law killed her with a knife,” he said.
Last year, in a case that made international headlines, police rescued a teenage girl, Sahar Gul, who was beaten and locked up in a lavatory for five months after she defied her in-laws who tried to force her into prostitution.Explore posts in the same categories: Afghanistan, Human trafficking, Muslim on Muslim Violence