A young woman, 18, hanged herself in the Waras district of Bamiyan province and ended her life, local sources said.
Sources added that this incident happened yesterday (Saturday, July 8) in Ghochak village in the Waras district of Bamiyan.
According to the sources, this young woman’s name was Shakila, and she was 18 years old.
Shakila hanged herself inside a barn and ended her life, public sources said.
Although the spokesman for the Taliban’s governor in Bamiyan stated that the cause of his suicide was mental imbalance, her relatives rejected this claim and said that she was in perfect mental health and had no issues.
This comes as, since the Taliban swept back to power, there have been reported widespread cases of suicide, including among young people and women from different provinces of the country.
The causes of most suicides in Afghanistan are domestic violence, forced marriages, depression, mental pressure caused by unemployment, school closures, an uncertain future, and, in many cases, poverty.