Afghan child bride Zarina recovers in hospital
The woman – named only as Zarina – is in a stable but traumatised condition in hospital in the northern province of Balkh.
She said: ”I haven't committed any sin. I don't know why my husband did this to me."
Police said the the woman's husband had fled and was on the run in Kashinda district following the attack.
Zarina described the barbaric and unprovoked attack in which her ears were cut off
I haven't committed any sin. I don't know why my husband did this to me
Zarina told Afghanistan’s Pajhwok news the barbaric unprovoked attack took place after her husband suddenly woke her up.
She was married at the age of 13 and admitted "relations with her husband were not good".
Zarina complained that her husband had tried to prevent her from seeing her parents and said she no longer wanted to remain married to him.
She said: ”He is a very suspicious man and often accused me of talking to strange men when I went to visit my parents.”
An Afghan child bride
She has demanded his arrest and prosecution.
Her account is the latest in a series of high-profile domestic abuse incidents and cases of violence against women in Afghanistan.
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The Afghan government has repeatedly tried to introduce laws to protect women from domestic abuse.
But President Hamid Karzai during his time in power never sign off legislation even though it had been approved by both houses of parliament.
Mr Karzai's successor, Ashraf Ghani, has also yet to give his assent to legislation passed by Afghan parliament late last year.
It was drafted to protect women and children from violence and harassment.