A minor girl who was married to a man has been killed due to unknown reasons in northwestern Badghis province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.
Provincial police spokesman Naqibullah Amini confirmed the incident and said the victim was a 7-year-old minor girl.
Amini further added that the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Qads district in Joz Aqa area.
According to Amini, the minor girl was killed by her husband due to unknown reasons and an investigation is underway in this regard.
He also added that the father of the minor girl has also been arrested by the security forces.
In the meantime, a security official said the girl was 9-year-old and was forced into child marriage by her father when she was 7-year-old only.
The official further added that the father of the victim had forced her daughter into marriage against one million Afghanis.
Badghis has been among the relatively calm provinces in northwestern parts of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has deteriorated in the province during the recent years and reports of domestic violence often emerge together with the reports of security related incidents from the province.
This comes as a 14-year-old girl was hanged to death by unknown men in central Daikundi province of Afghanistan.
The incident in Daikundi has taken place in the vicinity of Sango Bandar district with the main reason behind the brutal killing of the girl yet to be ascertained.
Provincial governorís spokesman Ali Akbar Nateqi confirmed the incident and said the girl was first beaten by the men and was then hanged from a tree.