MINGORA- The police today arrested a policeman and sent him to lock up over charges of chopping off nose of his teenage wife and keeping

her in illegal confinement for several days.

The vicious incident took place in Manja area of tehsil Kabal in Swat. Shahida 17, a victim of child marriage, claimed that she was only seven

when she was married to Sahibzada, a constable of special police. She alleged that her husband used to torture her on different pretexts.

The accused chopped off the nose of his wife and put her in wrongful confinement. The victim stated to be mother of a child managed to escape from the residence of her husband in injured condition. She was admitted to Saidu Sharif Hospital for treatment of her chopped nose. The culprit was arrested by police and sent to prison by a local magistrate.