Tortured teen to get treatment; husband on the run

2012-01-02 11:48

A 15-year-old girl who was severely tortured for months by her in-laws who wanted to force her into prostitution will be sent to India for medical treatment.

According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, the in-laws kept her in a basement for six months, ripped out her fingernails, tortured her with hot irons, and broke her fingers. Police freed her last week.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqi said today that the teen’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law were arrested and her husband was being sought.

The case has shocked Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has said that whoever used violence against her would be punished.

The public health and women’s affairs ministers visited the teen, who is now in a Kabul hospital.

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