On November 15, a 33-year-old woman was found hanged in her apartment in the administrative center of Devashtich district in the northern province of Sughd, the Interior Ministry’s official website says.

Her parents-in-law – a 65-yerar-old man and his 63-year-old wife – have reportedly been detained on suspicion of driving their daughter-in-law to suicide. 

According to the Interior Ministry’s official website, the preliminary investigation has established that the spouses had regularly humiliated their daughter-in-law since 2021. 

As a result, the woman committed suicide by hanging herself in her apartment on November 17 this year.   

Criminal proceedings have been instituted against the spouses under the provisions of Article 109 (2) of Tajikistan’s Penal Code driving to suicide; an investigation is under way.  

Over the first six months of this year, 109 female suicide cases have been officially registered in Tajikistan with 22 suicides committed by minors.  Over the reporting period, most female suicide cases have been registered in Sughd province.