Lynched woman was innocent of Koran-burning, says investigator

March 22, 2015 2:07 PM

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A woman killed by an angry mob in front of police in the Afghan capital last week for allegedly burning a copy of Islam’s holy book was wrongly accused, Afghanistan’s top criminal investigator said on Sunday.

Mobile phone footage circulating on social media shows police at the scene did not act to save the 27-year-old woman, known as Farkhunda, who was beaten with sticks and set on fire by a crowd of men in central Kabul in broad daylight on Thursday.

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