Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Female Suicides In Tajikistan Linked To Domestic Violence

Your life has got to be at it's Absolute worst when you result to setting yourself On Fire , Self Immolation is one of the Top ways of Committing Suicide for Muslim women throughout the Muslim world !

Radio Free Europe
QURGHONTEPPA, Tajikistan -- A Tajik official says the high rate of self-immolation among women in southern Tajikistan is related in most cases to domestic violence perpetrated by men, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

Suhrob Salomov, an Interior Ministry official in Khatlon Province, told RFE/RL that 108 cases of suicide and attempted suicide by women have been recorded in the province in 2010. He said 52 people have died as a result and tens of others have been injured.

Salomov added that at least 50 percent of the known cases of attempted suicide were related to domestic violence and violence against women.

In the latest incident, a woman in Khatlon Province, Hikoyet Faqirova, set herself and her children on fire on August 5. The three children died and Faqirova is in serious condition in a hospital with severe burns on 25 percent of her body.

Faqirova reportedly poured gasoline over herself and the children -- aged three, five, and eight years old -- after suspecting her husband of having an affair.

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