An Afghan child bride who says she was tortured by her mother-in-law and locked in a toilet for six months will be sent to India for medical treatment, the government in Kabul said on Monday.
Sahar Gul, 15, was beaten, had her fingernails pulled out and was burned with cigarettes after she defied her in-laws who tried to force her into prostitution.
She was left barely able to speak after her ordeal.
The girl, who was found in the basement of her husband's house in the
north-east Baghlan province late last month, had been sold by her
brother to her husband about seven months ago for $5,000.
Her family, from the neighbouring province of Badakhshan, had reported her
disappearance to the police after being denied access to the home.
"The government is sending her to India for further treatment
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Tags: Afghanistan, child bride, slavry, prostitution, torture, forced marriage
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