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A 17-year-old girl committed suicide in Baghlan, who had agreed to a forced marriage

A 17-year-old girl committed suicide in Baghlan, who had agreed to a forced marriage

Local sources in Baghlan province reported that a 17-year-old girl committed suicide by consuming poison in Deh Salah district of this province.This girl, whose name is Malali, was 17 years old and was a resident of “Derejar Qasan” area of Deh Salah district of Andrab.According to local sources, this girl ended her life yesterday (Thursday, 28th of January) by eating poison.According to sources, this teenage girl was forced to marry a 37-year-old man four months ago.These sources said that Malali had tried to commit suicide several times in protest against the forced marriage, but had not succeeded.Sources said that the girl had returned to her father’s house a few days ago as a “new bride” (payawazi).Forced marriages and family violence are the main causes of suicide of young women and girls in the country​