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PAN, March 2, 2009

Husband chops off wife’s ears in Ghor, western Afghanistan

She said that the health condition of Sherin Taj who has two children was not good and has not been transferred to hospital

Muhammad Hassan Hakimi

A furious husband, suspecting his wife of having illicit relations with another person, has reportedly cut off her ears in western Ghor province.

Sherin Taj, 30, resident of Khoranj village of Charsadad district suffered the torture from her husband Abdul Qader on Monday night.

Nafisa
Nafisa is another victim of violence in Herat province. She told media in February 2008 that her husband attacked her like a hungry tiger and bat her nose and then cut off her ear by a knife.

Masuma Anawari, head of Women Affairs Department in the province told Pajhwok Afghan News Abdul Qader after badly beating his wife also cut off her ears and hairs with scissors.

She said that the health condition of Sherin Taj who has two children was not good and has not been transferred to hospital.

Anawari said the motive behind the torture was suspicion of having illicit relation of the victim outside her wedlock.

Colonel Amanullah, police crime branch chief of Ghor said Abdul Qader has been arrested and was introduced to attorney after investigations.

He said police have also been searching the paramour of Sherin Taj.

Marzia Rahimi, acting head of women support section of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in Ghor province told Pajhwok Afghan News that they were not aware of the case, but will assess the case.

Rahimi said that the case should be assessed and even if the woman had illicit relation her husband had no right to take the law into his own hands.

Taj was being victimized in a time when the international women day is just a week ahead.

According to AIHRC more than 2000 cases of domestic violence have been registered during last year including 77 cases of sexual assault.

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