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Husband cuts off wife's nose becuase she was not happy that he took a 7-year-old girl as second wife

Police are making efforts to arrest a man on a charge of assault after he allegedly cut off the nose of his wife who was not happy with his decision to marry a second wife who is a 7-year-old girl, police in Afghanistan said.

Police  in Faryab said that Muhammad Khan, 25, cut off the nose of his wife, 20-year-old Reza Gul, before fleeing to another area

According to police investigation, Gul and Khan on Sunday afternoon began an argument after he revealed that he was planning to marry a second wife who is a 7-year-old girl.

He said that he was already engaged to the girl and plan are underway to marry her in the Spring. Khan exploded in anger when his wife voiced her displeasure with his decision, he then took a knife and cut off his wife's nose.

Khan’s brothers thereafter threw Gul on the back of a motorcycle with an intent to kill her. Neighbors however intervened and took the woman to a hospital.

The news of the attack spread quickly, forcing Khan to run away to the Taliban. Gul’s father was said to have thereafter approached Taliban officials and told them about the attack.

A spokesperson for the Taliban said Khan has been arrested.

Gul is in stable condition as at the time of filing this report and officials are making arrangements to transfer her to a medical center in Turkey, where she is expected to undergo plastic surgery which is aimed at correcting her nose.

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