According to reports by a local official on Monday, A 14 year old pregnant bride, Zahra who was a victim of an arranged and violent marriage died due to severe burns. However, the question as to whether she committed suicide by setting herself on fire or she was killed by abusive in-laws still remains unanswered. She died on Saturday at Isteqlal Hospital in Kabul after sustaining third degree burns.
The Police Chief of the Province, General Mustafa Andarabi stated that Zahra’s husband was also involved in the incident but he fled the house after it occurred. He further stated that the victim’s father-in-law and mother-in-law are currently being held in custody.