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High school student committed an act of self-immolation after a family quarrel

April 4 2008

Seventh grade student of a secondary school in northern Afghanistan has committed self-immolation after a family quarrel.
Sixteen-year-Shazia had quarreled with his mother and brother, and then poured himself from head to foot diesel fuel and burned.
According to police, the incident occurred on Monday, but for the accident investigation for some time not given publicity. The girl died on the way to the hospital. Received serious burns and her mother, who tried to knock down the flames from the body of his daughter. Neighbors have become unwitting witnesses to the incident, saying that her mother and brother abused girl, but they themselves deny the fact of bullying.
His father Haji Noor Agha also denied that the abuse, stating that "such petty quarrels in the family - something common," RIA-Novosti

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