Muhammed Siddique, a Pakistani husband has been detained by police after severing his new wive’s legs off with an axe after an argument. The couple at the time had only been married for two months.
The man was arguing with his second wife Memoona Bibi over ‘domestic issues’ when he launched the attack over the weekend in the town of Shahpur in Punjab.
The Pakistani husband is thought to have started abusing and torturing his wife only a few days after they married in early March.
Prior to hacking off his wife’s legs, the husband had first beat the wife with a stick.
Neighbors of the couple are said to have restrained the husband and hand him over to the police. Memoona Bibi was rushed to hospital.
The latest violence underscores the continual second rate treatment of women in the region where men unabashedly resort to instances such as pouring acid over a woman’s head if she denies them.
It is not clear when or if a case will commence against the man.
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