An Afghan man appears to have fled after cutting his child bride's ears off in a disturbing act of violence.
According to Express, the victim, named only as Zarina, was 13 when she was forced into marriage. She admitted “relations with her husband were not good” and “he is a very suspicious man and often accused me of talking to strange men when I went to visit my parents.”
Zarina told Afghanistan’s Pajhwok news the assault took place after her husband suddenly woke up. Her husband tied her up and proceeded to cut off both her ears.
Police say he has fled and was on the run in Kashinda district. Zarina has demanded his arrest and prosecution.
“I haven't committed any sin. I don't know why my husband did this to me,” she said.
The victim is in stable condition in hospital in the northern province of Balkh.