Maingora: A young girl, residing in Swat has filed for compensation against her husband for cutting off her nose on Thursday, Aaj News reported.
Speaking to the media, the 18 year old Shahida, said that she was married at the age of seven while her husband’s sister got married to her brother then. She said she was being tortured consistently since marriage. She also said that her criminal husband once broke her hand and tried to hang her with fan as well.
According to the victimized girl when she informed her father about the constant abuse that she was facing, he lodged an F.I.R in Kabal police station against the criminal but the F.I.R heightened her husband’s violence.
Shahida’s husband was arrested by the police on 5th June. Shahida has made earnest appeal to the government to pass the orders regarding the custody of her 2 and a half year old child and her free treatment as she is unable to do so on her own.
Shahida’s mother, Bakhti Raj and her father ,Zahur Shah have also urged the government to take notice of the grave incident and provide justice to their daughter.
Speaking on this occasion, the chairperson of Khoya Nido Tolana NGO, Tabassum Adnan, demanded a ban on early marriages and said that the government should formulate laws for the protection of young girls.