20-year-old Mah Gul was beheaded by an assassin hired by her in-laws after she refused to have sexual relations with a man who was visiting their home in the Herat Province. As those who remember last year’s international headlines about Sahar Gul, a teenager rescued from the basement of her in-laws’ home by Afghan police — after months of torture and mutilation in retaliation for refusing to sell her sexual favors — the practice of prostituting daughter-in-laws is not as uncommon as one would hope.
Provincial Police Chief Abdul Ghafar Sayedzad told AFP that “We have arrested her mother-in-law, father-in-law, her husband and the man who killed her.” The in-laws had attempted to force Gul into prostitution “several times” in the scant four months since the young couple reportedly commenced their life of wedded bliss. The husband and his parents were taken into custody, along with the primary suspect,who is referred to by only one name, Najibullah.
This is another example of why our country is sick and tired of supporting a country which is barely two weeks out of the stone age. For someone to even think this is acceptable shows the lack of laws and threat of penalty.
You read stories like this and all you can do is shake your head and ask “Why…?”