Man held for cutting off wife’s fingers, lips (Video)By Mawladad Yaqobi Feb 22, 2012 - 16:15
HERAT CITY (PAN): The prosecutor office in western Herat province said on Wednesday a man who cut off his wife’s fingers and lips and killed his small daughter had been arrested.
Marya Bashir, the attorney, told a news conference in Herat City, the woman had her fingers, lips and flesh from other body parts chopped off by her husband with scissors and pliers.
The couple lived in Iran for the past nine years, so the woman had been unable to complain against her husband, the prosecutor said. The five-member family that returned from Iran to Herat last year is currently living in the Doghabad area of Injeel district.
Police arrested the man on the complaint of his wife. The victim, Arifa, told reporters she had suffered atrocities and abuse at the hands of her spouse for nine years.
“My husband, since we tied knot, has been beating me with fists and kicks and subjecting me to other forms of torture, including electric shocks and forcing her out of home in cold,” the 25-year-old claimed.