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An Afghan man cut off his wife's nose with a kitchen knife after she asked for a divorce, officials said on Friday, amid a surge in domestic violence triggered by the coronavirus lockdown.


The mother of a seven-year-old boy was trying to leave her abusive husband, who had prevented her from moving out of their house in the southwestern province of Paktika, said Khoshboo Maidanwal, head of the provincial women's affairs department. 


The attack on the 24-year-old victim happened earlier this month and police arrested the husband this week. The woman was sent to her father's home after treatment.  


'Her husband hit her and chopped off her nose with a sharp kitchen knife,' she said. 'She wanted a divorce because he abused her and beat her frequently.' 



Maidanwal said her office has registered 13 violent cases of domestic abuse in the past two months.


'The lockdown due to the coronavirus has made domestic situation even worse for women,' she said, adding that one reason behind the increase could be that more women are reporting abuse. 


Rights groups estimate that more than half Afghan women face domestic abuse at some point in their lives.


Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk

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Husband cuts his wife's nose off after she asked for a divorce

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An Afghan man cut off his wife's nose with a kitchen knife after she asked for a divorce, officials said on Friday, amid a surge in domestic violence triggered by the coronavirus lockdown.


The mother of a seven-year-old boy was trying to leave her abusive husband, who had prevented her from moving out of their house in the southwestern province of Paktika, said Khoshboo Maidanwal, head of the provincial women's affairs department. 


The attack on the 24-year-old victim happened earlier this month and police arrested the husband this week. The woman was sent to her father's home after treatment.  


'Her husband hit her and chopped off her nose with a sharp kitchen knife,' she said. 'She wanted a divorce because he abused her and beat her frequently.' 



Maidanwal said her office has registered 13 violent cases of domestic abuse in the past two months.


'The lockdown due to the coronavirus has made domestic situation even worse for women,' she said, adding that one reason behind the increase could be that more women are reporting abuse. 


Rights groups estimate that more than half Afghan women face domestic abuse at some point in their lives.


Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk

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