Afghan woman burned after mob heard she burned Koran


farkhondaYesterday in center of Kabul city in Afghanistan mob beats 27 years old Afghan woman, Farkhonda to death before burning her body and dumping it in a river because she set fire to a Koran.

Farkhonda was burned while her parents insist she had suffered from mental illness for past 16 years and that she had not meant to burn Kuran. Attack happened near Shah-e Doh Shamshira mosque in the heart of Kabul

Afghan Human rights website reporter says: In last 24 hours shocking videos of crowds of men has emerged in Medias of mob kicking, stoning and burning Farkhonda. Some of the men stamped on the victim’s limp body while others could be seen in the videos punching and kicking her.

Sediq Sediqi spoke man of the ministry of interior confirms and add that six have been arrested in connection with the attack on his twitter account. The police did not comment immediately on any circumstances that might have led to the attack.

Human rights groups and activists are concerning if the Kabul police done enough to stop the mob or not.

BBC reports one eyewitness to the lynching as saying: ‘I heard noise, I went and people said that a woman is burning Koran. When I went closer I saw angry people shouting they want to kill the woman.

‘They beat her to death and then threw her on the river side and burned her. Firefighters later came and put out the fire and took the body.’

Such public attacks and outdoor courts was began under Taliban rule after 1990 and unfortunately still violence against women in Afghanistan is exist and women remain under this risks

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