Crazy World: Stepdad cuts girl with machete... little by little

9-year-old would be regularly beaten up after being handcuffed to a radiator by her ankles and wrists

US: All in the name of blood. A stepfather handcuffed his 9-year-old girl on a regular basis to radiator and cut her with a machete just because she did not belong to him.

The 45-year-old man abused the 9-year-old girl for several years, reports Daily Mail.

The long-term abuse came to light after the young girl ran away from home recently. She was found in a park by the police officials after they were tipped off that a young girl was sitting all by herself in a Connecticut park. There were bruises and horrific cut marks all over the body.

When the police reached her family, the stepfather said that the girl was not stable and needed some psychiatric help as she did not listen to her parents.

When the doctors attending to the girl confirmed that all the bruises and deep cuts were signs of long-term abuse, the police revisited her family home only to find that the family had left their home. They were caught at a gas station, where they were in the process of skipping town.

The daily reported that the girl had been regularly handcuffed to a radiator by her ankles and wrists, been bitten, hit with various weapons, including a baseball bat, a flashlight and a leather belt.

The stepfather was charged with child abuse and was held on a $500,000 bond.

Mother-of-six coughs up an entire TUMOUR

BRITAIN: A 38-year-old woman has still not managed to get out of the shock. She had managed to cought out a 2cm cancerous lump out of her throat.

Now a year later, she has been declared cancer free, reports Daily Mail.

The mother of six children, who had only been given 50 per cent chance of surviving the cancer, is now planning to approach Guinness World Records as she might be the only one who has coughed up an entire tumour.
She has come a long way from the time when she had started saving for her own funeral.

Teenage girl flogged for 'affair'

AFGHANISTAN: A 16-year-old Afghan girl has been flogged for allegedly having an affair and her purported boyfriend fined $1,600 in a rural district under government control, local officials said Saturday.

The girl, who has been named only as Sabera, is in poor health since the incident on September 9 in Jaghuri district of Ghazni province, said the head of the provincial women's affairs department, Shukuria Wali.

The Taliban have strongholds in Ghazni, but Jaghuri is under government control and is dominated by ethnic Hazaras, who are generally considered moderate by Afghan standards and do not have strict tribal codes observed by Pashtuns, who dominate the ranks of the Islamist militia.

"According to the information we have, Sabera was first wrapped in a white cloth and then flogged in front of village elders and family members. I have heard she is not in good health," Wali told AFP.

The man who allegedly had the affair with Sabera was fined 80,000 Afghanis ($1,600), she said.

Jaghuri governor Zafar Sharif confirmed the incident and said a government and rights delegation had been sent to investigate.

Afghanistan is an extremely conservative Muslim country, where unmarried girls are often confined to the home and forbidden from maintaining any contact with men outside the immediate family.

Public executions and flogging of alleged adulterers were common under the 1996-2001 Taliban regime.

Although significant progress has been made on women's rights since a US-led invasion brought down the Taliban, many fear those gains are under threat as NATO troops leave and Kabul seeks peace with Islamist insurgents.

In July, a 22-year-old woman was shot dead for alleged adultery as dozens of men cheered in a village in Parwan province, north of Kabul. The incident was captured in a horrific video which drew international outrage. The Taliban denied any involvement.

President Hamid Karzai condemned the execution as un-Islamic and unforgivable.

According to the US State Department, out of the eight million students enrolled in Afghan schools today, nearly 40 percent are girls. That contrasts sharply with 2002 when there were only 900,000 children in schools, virtually none of them girls. (AFP)

Man stabs estranged wife for planning to remarry, commits suicide

INDIA: An Indian couple based in Pune were involved in a bitter battle over divorce. The situation took a turn for the worse when the man stabbed his estranged wife and later killed himself at his wife's residence.

The 32-year-old woman is critical and is admitted in a hospital, while the 35-year-old man is dead, reports The Times of India.

The couple had been living separately while waiting for the divorce to be finalised. Meanwhile, the man came to know that his soon to be ex-wife was already making plans to get married again.

He reached her home in a fit of anger. They entered into a verbal altercation and suddenly the man took hold of a knife and stabbed the woman in her stomach. The woman escaped from the home and screamed for help.

Meanwhile, the man locked himself in her home and using her stole hung himself to death.

Man held for kissing neighbour slyly

INDIA: An Indian housewife was shocked to the core when her neighbour, a 22-year-old male, approached her to cuddle her infant who was in her lap, and instead kissed her.

The woman from Chennai screamed out for help when she realised what the man's intention was and once the neighbours responded and came rushing in, she told them what the man had done, reports Times News Network.

The woman filed a police complaint with the help of her neighbours and the too-friendly neighbour was arrested for going too close to the woman against her wishes.

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