Pakistan - Husband chops off wife’s nose, hair on international Woman's Day. (ET).
A man chopped off his wife’s nose and hair after a dispute broke out between them in Azad Kashmir’s Poonch district, Express News reported on Friday.
According to reports, 17-year-old Tayyaba wanted to meet her family but her husband did not allow her to leave which prompted a quarrel in their home at Androt area in Poonch.
As the dispute turned into a fierce brawl, the husband reportedly took Tayyaba to a nearby field where he tied her to a tree, chopped off her nose and hair before she fainted.The incident occurred on March 8, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The victim was in her parents’ home for the past four to five months due to acrimony and was brought back by her spouse on Tuesday after reconciliation.
Police have launched investigation into the incident and search operations are being carried out to arrest the alleged perpetrator.
Women in Pakistan have fought for their rights for decades, in a country where honour killings and acid attacks remain commonplace.
The incident comes two weeks after Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill after opposition members withdrew all nine amendments on the condition that the government ensure enforcement of the law. Read the full story here.