Baghdad, Feb 25: The Islamic State (ISIS) militants have started using a mew metal instrument termed as ‘clipper' or ‘Biter' to punish women whose clothes they claim do not completely conceal their body.
"The metal tool causes agonising pain clipping off pieces of flesh," said a former school director who fled from ISIS stronghold Mosul.
Fatima, a 22-year-old house-wife who does not want to give her full name, said she had finally escaped from Mosul after several failed attempts because her children were starving and Isis had become more violent and sadistic compared with a year ago, especially towards women.
Women in ISIS stronghold describe the new metal tool as nightmare for them.
Narrating the ordeal of her sister, a woman said "My sister was punished so harshly last month because she had forgotten her gloves and left them at home."
According to ISIS, women should not step out of house without having loose or baggy trousers, socks and gloves, and must be accompanied by a male relative.
Clipper's mark remain visible even a month after of use of this metal tool.
"The bruises and scars are still visible on her arm," said a woman whose sister suffered this ordeal.
One of the victim termed this punishment as more painful than labour pains.
Other witnesses described the Biter as operating like an animal trap, or a metal jaw with teeth that cut into the flesh, reported the Independent.
It is difficult and dangerous to escape from Mosul, which Isis has held since capturing it from the Iraqi army in June 2014. People who managed to flee from ISIS stronghold described that living conditions have deteriorated sharply. There are serious shortages of almost everything including food, fuel, water and electricity.