A 23-year old woman was tied up by her husband and had both her ears cut as the domestic violence turned tragic, reports BBC.
Zarina – the affected woman – has now been stabilized but is traumatized by the whole happenings.
She said that she did no wrong and can’t comprehend why her husband chose to commit the acts.
The police have launched a man hunt for the woman’s husband who has run into hiding in Kashinda district.
While speaking to Pajhwok News, Zarina said that the sudden attack happened immediately her husband woke up.
She also added that she got married while 13 years old and that the two never had a good relationship.
At one time, Zarina’s husband attempted to block her from visiting her parents. She said that she had given up the need to spend his life with her.
“He is a very suspicious man and often accused me of talking to strange men when I went to visit my parents,” she said.
Zarina has demanded that he be arrested and prosecuted.
Husband Cuts Afghan Woman’s Ears
This unfortunate incident is a continuation of the recent surge in domestic violence against Afghanistan women.
- In 2010, The Time Magazine featured a story of Aisha after she was mutilated by her husband. He cut the 18-year old nose and ears as a punishment for having ran away.
- In September 2014, a case emerged in the central Daykundi involving a man cutting his wife’s nose using a kitchen knife.
- In March 2015 a young Kabul woman, Farkhunda, was beaten and burnt to death by a mob over false allegations she had burnt a Koran
- In November 2015, some Ghor residents stoned a woman after accusing her of adultery.
- And most recent last year, Reza Gul’s nose was cut off by her husband
The government has made efforts to protect the women by introducing laws which at times are easily broken over religious grounds.
However, President Hamid Karzai was criticized by the human rights groups for having refused to sign off legislation passed by both houses of parliament.
For instance, adjustments were made to a legislation which many said would serve to limit justice for victims.
The former President’s successor, Ashraf Ghani, has also not yet signed the legislation passed by the Afghan parliament which is meant to keep children and women safe against domestic violence.