Balika Badhu says NO to prostitution, tortured, burnt

Kabul, Jan 2: A 15-year-old girl, Sahar Gul, who had undergone brutal torture was rescued and hospitlised in Kabul. The child bride (balika badhu), who reportedly refused to take up prostitution, was brutally tortured and burnt by her in-laws. She was locked up in a toilet for more than five months.

Gul was rescued by a senior Baghlan police official, Mohammad Zia who claimed that police arrested Gul's mother-in-law and sister-in-law, though they failed to take the victim's husband and father-in-law in to custody.

The Daily Mail reported that Gul's in-laws used to torture her mentally and physically and they also used to burn her with cigarettes and used to cut out chunks of her flesh with pliers.

Gul, who currently is under treatment in a government hospital in the capital of Afghanistan, was quoted as saying, "For several months I was locked up in a toilet by my in-laws and particularly my mother-in-law. I was denied food and water. I was tortured and beaten."

The daily also reported that Gul's nails and hair were pulled-out by her in-laws and she was locked in a toilet in the basement of their house. Gul might be taken to India for further medical treatment.

OneIndia News

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