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Published On: Wed, Dec 20th, 2017

Horrific violence against child bride sends shock waves across Afghanistan

nsnbc : Distressing reports about horrific violence against the apparently 12-year-old child bride Gul Hazar sent shock waves across Afghanistan after the girl disclosed the horrors and the misery she faced since she got married.

Gul Hazar_Afghanistan_Dec 2017_Child BrideGul complained she faced various forms of tortures from her in-laws family members including one attempted murder. The girl reported that she was sent to the mountains by her father-in-law to collect fire wood and in return she was receiving the remaining foods of the dog of the family.

She disclosed the miseries she faced after she was brought to Feroz Koh city, the provincial capital of Ghor province. The signs of brutal torture can clearly be seen on the body of Gul Hazar including her hands. Close relatives of the teenager are saying that up to 150 signs and marks of torture can be seen on Gul’s body.

Sakhidad, one relative of the child, says the in-laws of Gul Hazar have even tortured the girl sexually and on some occasions the father-in-law and mother-in-law of the girl have inserted sticks in her vagina.

The doctors in Feroz Koh city have confirmed the girl has suffered tremendously from tortures which they said “cannot be described in words”. In the meantime, the security officials in Ghor province are saying that the husband, father-in-law, and mother-in-law of the girl have been arrested.

The acting police chief of Dolina district Bismiallah Sediqi confirmed that the in-laws of the child have been arested an investigation is underway from the detainees who have been shifted to Feroz Koh city.

CH/L – nsnbc 20.12.2017

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  1. healing the earth says:

    This single event is the very tip of an iceberg of unimaginable proportions. Could this be the beginning of the social change needed to protect female children and secure legal status for women across the country?

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