TOLOnews (Translated by RAWA), May 18, 2017
Woman tortured with heated tools by husband and in-laws
“Now that I have suffered this way and been divorced, the government should make sure that my mother-in-law, brother-in-laws, and husband suffer like me”
By Nematullah Ahmadi
Qadria, a resident of Farkhar district in Takhar province, spoke to TOLOnews on May 18, and revealed the forms of violence she faced from her husband and his relatives.
She said that the night before, her mother-in-law, husband, and two brother-in-laws, first accused her of having relations with a man living next door, then locked her in a room; then they tied up her hands and feet and taped her mouth, and tortured her with hot screwdrivers and pliers.
She added, “They beat me every day, but three days ago they burned my entire body with these tools and cut out pieces of my flesh.”
She said that after being tortured, she was unconscious for many hours. Qadria’s father and uncle said that out of fear from her in-laws, she has not dared to report the incident to the authorities.
Abdul Khalil, Qadria’s father, said, “I have nobody, except for God. If we appeal to the government, our lives will be in danger.”
Hakimullah, Qadria’s uncle, stated, “We want the government to arrest the perpetrators of this horrifying episode of violence.”
The police chief of Takhar said that they are investigating the incident. Faqir Mohmmad Jawzjani stated, “This girl has suffered a lot. We have spoken to the girl. There is no part of her body that has not been injured. The worst kind of violence has been perpetrated against this girl and her husband has been arrested.”
Qadria said that her husband had sent her divorce papers. “Now that I have suffered this way and been divorced, the government should make sure that my mother-in-law, brother-in-laws, and husband suffer like me,” she said.
Razmara Hawash, head of Women’s Affairs in Takhar, stated, “This is an unforgivable episode of violence. The government should arrest the perpetrators. If the girl had committed a moral crime, the family should have appealed to the judiciary organs, not acted like a mock court.”
Qadria had been married for eleven years to her husband named Abdul Qadir and they have one son and three daughters.
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