Afghan Man Suspected Of Killing Wife After Daughter Born

January 30, 2012
Police in Afghanistan say they are searching for an Afghan man desirous of a son who apparently killed his wife after she gave birth to a third daughter.
Police in the northern Konduz Province said the victim, 28, known by the one name of Storai, was strangled by her husband -- a local militia member -- and his mother on January 28.
Police said they have arrested the victim's mother-in-law, but her husband is still at large, possibly being sheltered by armed militia members.
Experts say violence against women is commonplace in Afghanistan.
Compiled from agency reports