Afghanistan stoning victim's father had sold her into marriage with relative

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Kabul, Feb 5(ANI): A young woman who was stoned to death in Afghanistan last August had reportedly run away from home because her father had sold her into marriage with a wealthy relative.

According to the Scotsman, Sediqa fled her village with another man, when she realized that the "fiance" who bought her was old and already married.

Sediqa's neighbours in Mullah Quli village said that the man had paid between 5,000-7,500 pounds to her father.

"Sediqa's father sold her to a man who was already married. The man was a distant relative and he had visited their house a few times, but Sediqa didn't realize he was her fiance," Juma Qol, a local said.

"She did not know that her father had sold her and she didn't know that the man was already married. She had liked another boy for a long time. When she found out, she ran straight away to his house," he added.

The young couple were stoned to death after they were lured home by their parents and turned over to the Taleban.

Gruesome footage of men throwing stones at the captives was broadcast across the world last week, sparking an international outcry, and forcing the government to try to bring their killers to justice.

However, just one person has been arrested for involvement in the incident. (ANI)

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