Defender of Faith, Guardian of Truth
October 18, 2012
Afghan police have arrested four people who allegedly tried to force a woman into prostitution and beheaded her when she refused.
Najibullah confessed to murdering Mah Gul Photo: Aref Karimi/AFP
3:48PM BST 17 Oct 2012
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.