Khaama Press10/25/2013By [Printer Friendly Version]
Local authorities in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan confirmed that a young couple was founded beheaded, apparently due love affair outside marriage.
A local police official, Mohammad Ismail Hotak said the dead bodies of a young girl and young boy was found in Lashkargah city.
Mr. Hotak further added that preliminary investigations reveal the girl had escaped from her home after the boy promised he will marry with her, and had taken her to his house.
The brother of the deceased boy has said that the couple was abducted by a group of gunmen. According to Mohammad Ismail the beheaded bodies of the couple was found in a cemetery in Lashkargah city on Tuesday.
Love affair outside marriage is considered to be a sin and against the principles of Islam in the conservative society of Afghanistan, and the honor killing of the girls committing such sins is not rare in various provinces of Afghanistan.
Officials in the independent human rights commission of Afghanistan announced in June that nearly 400 cases of honor killing and rape case have been recorded during the past two years.
Suraya Sobhrang, head of the women’s affairs department in Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said around 240 cases of honor-killing and 160 cases of rape have been recorded across the country last year.