Kabul: In a shocking incident, a young Afghan woman has been stoned to death allegedly by Taliban after being accused of adultery.
The woman was married against her will and she was stoned to death after she was caught eloping with another man, local officials told a news agency.
Rokhsahana, aged between 19 and 21, can be seen in a graphic video in a pit in the ground as men hurl stones at her, sending shivers down one’s spine.
Local authorities confirmed the footage. According to officials, the killing took place about a week ago in Ghalmeen, an area some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Ghor provincial capital of Firozkoh.
Rokhsahana had been “stoned to death by Taliban, local religious leaders and irresponsible armed warlords,” governor Seema Joyenda said.
Joyenda said that according to authorities’ information, Rokhsahana’s family had “married her to someone against her will and she was eloping with a man her age.”
“This is the first incident in this area but will not be the last. Women in general, have problems all over the country, but especially in Ghor… The man with whom she was eloping has not been stoned.”
Ghor police chief Mustafa Mohseni said that the incident happened in a Taliban-controlled area, confirming that it was the first such incident “this year”.
(With inputs from agencies)