Afghan woman killed by mob was innocent, says investigator
22 March, Kabul :Last week a woman was killed by an angry mob in front of police in Kabul ,the capital of Afghanistan for allegedly burning the Holy book “Quran”.
After the incident ,the Afganistan’s top criminal investigator has said that the woman was wrongly accused.Mobile phone footage circulating on social media shows that the woman was beaten with sticks and later set on fire by a crowd of men in the central capital Kabul.The Police were present at the time of the occurance and the police had made no efforts to save the woman.The top criminal investigator has promised to punish all those involved and said 13 people, including eight police officers, had already been arrested.
After the incident ,The killing was condemned by the Afghan president and other officials, but also drew praise from some quarters, including from a prominent cleric who asserted the men had a right to defend their Muslim beliefs at all costs.
Farkhunda was a teacher of Islamic studies, according to her brother, who denied media reports that she had been mentally ill. He said this was a made-up defense by their father, who wanted to protect the family after police told them to leave the city for their own safety the act was seriously condemned by the women rights activists and carried her coffins by women’s rights campaigners.
The Oslo Times