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Teen married girl forced to eat from dog’s plate

Teen married girl forced to eat from dog’s plate

Dec 19, 2017 - 17:54

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A married teenage girl under treatment at a private clinic in Ferozkhoh, the capital of western Ghor province, says her in-laws daily subjected her to violence and hard labor.

The 17-year-old, Gul Hazar, was brought to the clinic of Dr. Mirajan Ahmadi by one of her relatives for treatment. The teenager said she had been facing violence at the hands of her father-in-law who gave her leftover food from his dog’s plate.

With signs of torture and injuries visible on her face and other body parts, Gul Hazar faced nothing expect torture and abuse at her husband’s house.

A frightened Gul Hazar told Pajhwok Afghan News her father-in-law named Saleh daily sent her to the mountains for collecting woods. After spending days and nights in the mountains to collect enough wood, she would return home where she was offered food what the father in law’s dog left uneaten.

“He used to give me a bag and said go collect the woods. I would stay for three nights in the mountain and on return, he would not allow me to burn the wood for worming myself. I had to eat the food remained from his dog. He warned me to eat it as there is nothing else for eating.”

Gul Hazar said she was often beaten by her mother and sister-in-laws. “They even decided to kill me,” she said.

Mullah Sakhi Dad, one of the girl’s relatives, said her father-in-law and husband once penetrated a stick in her sexual organs. He said the signs of torture, burn marks and beating were visible on her body.

He demanded the government investigate violence against the girl and punish the perpetrators.

Doctors at the private clinic of Mir Ajab Ahmadi confirmed the girl had been tortured and there were deep wounds on her body.

Dr. Sheema said: “Fresh signs of torture are visible on her body. She suffered a lot from her front side. They severely tortured her.” 

Bismillah, district police chief of Dolina, confirmed the incident and said the girl’s mother-in-law, father-in-law, husband, and sister-in-law had been arrested.

“The incident happened in Phan village, we took necessary steps and arrested the perpetrators and sent them to the central police headquarters,” he added.