Man cut off wife's nose, fled with second wife who is seven years old

Kabul: Talban and Police officials here are searching a 25-year-old man “Mohammad Khan” who cut off his 22-year-old wife’s nose and then fled with his second wife who is just seven years old.

According to reports, Khan along with his second wife returned from Iran just three months ago and had been torturing Reza Gul, since then.

Reza Gul was residing in Taliban controlled, northern Faryab province.

On Tuesday, she lost a significant amount of blood after she was mutilated, relatives took her to a nearby hospital.

The photograph of Gul shared by Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, sparked the outrage on social media.

Domestic violence is widespread in Afghanistan, where women are often denied constitutional rights designed to protect them.

Kabul-based women's rights activist Alema said: "Such a brutal and barbaric act should be strongly condemned. Such incidents would not happen if the government judicial system severely punished attacks on women."

News24 Bureau