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Afghan child bride tortured to death by her husband

An Afghan child forced to marry a man at least twice her age in a traditional bridal exchange was tortured to death by her husband in a revenge killing, authorities said. 

The body of the young lady called Hameya, whom specialists evaluate was matured somewhere in the range of 7 and 10, was found on Sunday night, Naqibullah Amini, police representative for the northwestern region of Badghis, said. 


Hameya's better half was on the kept running from police and her dad had been confined for addressing, Amini included. 

Common senator's representative Jamshid Shahabi said Hameya was hitched under a custom known as 'badal', when young ladies are traded between two families as ladies. 

Badal empowers the two families to lessen the cost of marriage by abstaining from paying an endowment. 

After the other young lady in the plan was slaughtered by her own particular spouse, Hameya's better half started to torment her in vindicate and in the long run murdered her, Shahabi said. 

Hameya's better half, whom authorities said was matured somewhere in the range of 20 and 30, as of now had no less than one spouse, as indicated by Lailuma Noorzad, leader of the common ladies' issues division. 

Hameya had been hitched for a half year, authorities said. 

The lawful marriage age in Afghanistan is 16 for young ladies and 18 for young men, as indicated by the United Nations. 

Be that as it may, the customary routine with regards to wedding youngsters still continues in the moderate and male centric nation, to a great extent because of neediness and uncertainty. 

No less than one out of three Afghan young ladies is hitched before they turn 18, the United Nations Children's Fund said in an ongoing report.

Source: gulf-insider

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