Killer of female journalist murders his wife in Balkh prison

Feb 20, 2016

Mazar-e-Sharif: A suspected killer of a female journalist in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan has reportedly murdered his wife inside the prison.

According to the local government officials, the victim (suspect’s wife) visited the prison to meet her husband who has been serving in connection to the murder of a journalist since last year.

The provincial security chief Abdul Raziq Qaderi said the incident took place on Thursday and the suspect was looking to commit suicide as well after killing his wife.

He said the man used a rope to strangle his wife to death and was on the verge of hanging himself as well when police arrived and prevented him.

The man was held from Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province of Afghanistan last year in connection to the murder of female journalist Palwasha Tokhi.

Tokhi was murdered by unidentified men who stormed into her house in Mazar-e-Sharif city and repeatedly stabbed her, leaving her critically wounded.

She was working as media analyst in a news network and was murdered shortly after returning to Afghanistan by completing her higher education studies in Thailand. Khama Press