15-Year-Old Afghan Girl Beheaded For Rejecting Marriage Proposal
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (CBSDC) â€” Afghan police arrest two men for allegedly beheading a 15-year-old girl after her father turned down a marriage proposal.
According to BBC News, the two men who proposed the arranged marriage and attacked her are relatives of the girl.
â€śOur investigation shows those who killed her were people who wanted to marry her,â€ť a Kunduz province police official told the BBC.
The father did not want his daughter to get married because she was â€śtoo young to be engaged.â€ť
CNN reports the girl was killed near her familyâ€™s home while bringing back water.
According to The Washington Post, dozens of Afghan women kill themselves each year in order to avoid arranged marriages.