An Afghanistan man cuts off his wife’s nose after she asked for divorce amid a surge in domestic violence triggered by the coronavirus lockdown.
She was trying to escape her abusive husband, who’d prevented her from moving out of their house in the southwestern province of Paktika before her nose was cut off with a kitchen knife.
The attack on the 24-year-old mother of a seven-year-old boy occurred this month.
The police arrested the husband this week and the woman was sent to her father’s home after treatment.
Women’s affairs head in the province the incident took place, Khoshboo Maidanwal disclosed her husband hit her and chopped off her nose with a sharp kitchen knife.
Numerous articles all over the world pointed to increase in domestic violence from men against women under lockdown conditions. Victims are trapped inside with their abusers, unable to leave, escape or reach out for help.