November 28, 2012
Two Arrested After Teenage Girl Beheaded In Afghanistan
KONDUZ, Afghanistan -- Two men have been arrested in Afghanistan's northern province of Konduz in connection with the beheading of a 14-year-old girl.
Local police officer Nizamuddin Hakimi told RFE/RL that the girl's body was found late on November 27 in the province’s Imam Sahib District.
Hakimi said that a preliminary investigation revealed that the two suspects had asked the girl's parents if one of them could marry her.
Both the girl and her parents reportedly rejected the proposal.
Hakimi gave no further details regarding the men's possible connection to the killing.
Last month, a 20-year-old Afghan woman was beheaded in Herat Province, reportedly for refusing to work as a prostitute.
Four suspects, including the victim's husband and in-laws, were arrested for that killing.
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