Man cuts off wife’s nose after failed reconciliation

Man cuts off wife’s nose after failed reconciliation

Islamabad, (Pakistan) Dec 20:  Dera Ghazi Khan police on Wednesday booked a man for allegedly cutting off his wife’s nose after the two failed to reconcile over a conflict, police said.

Rashid Hussain, a resident of Faridabad, had been engaged in a domestic dispute with his wife, Sameena, for three or four months, police said, as a result of which, Sameena had gone to live with her parents.

Hussain went to his in-law’s house to reconcile with his wife, but when she refused to return home with him, he allegedly cut off the tip of her nose with a sharp knife, District Police Officer (DPO) Ahmed Nawaz Cheema told Dawn.

Hussain fled the scene after cutting off his wife’s nose, the DPO said.

Rescue 1122 officials rushed Sameena to a trauma centre for medical treatment. She is currently in stable condition, doctors have said.

Police registered a case against Hussain at the Choti Zaireen police station under Section 334 of the Pakistan Penal Code, after which at least one raid team was formed to search for the suspect, DPO Cheema said.

He added that he was hopeful Hussain would be arrested soon.