It appears that Henry VIII is alive and well in Afghanistan . . . but not his wife. In another horrendous attack on a woman in that country, police are seeking Sher Mohammad who they say strangled his wife for giving birth to a girl rather than the boy that he wanted. Putting aside the man’s apparent ignorance of the fact that it was he who determined the gender of the child, it is another example of how women in some of these insular Muslim communities are treated as chattel. The man’s mother, Wali Hazrata, is accused of tying the feet of 22-year-old Stori or Estorai. She has been arrested while her son is believed to be with an illegal militia group.
Mohammad fled after a neighbor discovered his 22-year-old wife dead in their house. Estorai told family members that her husband had repeatedly reproached her for giving birth to a girl prior to her pregnancy and threatened to kill her if she did it again.
The mother-in-law insisted that the woman committed suicide by hanging but that does not explain the flight of her son or the absence of any rope or note.
Much like Henry VIII, no one appears to have told the man that women always pass on an X chromosome to a baby, but men can pass on either an X or a Y to either produce a girl or boy. He supplied the second X chromosome. He should have, therefore, strangled himself if he was seeking a chromosomal culprit.
As horrible as this story is, there is one glimmer of hope in the fact that the government is actually seeking to arrest this man.
Source: Daily Mail