December 28th, 2011
05:38 AM ET

Police: Afghan girl, 15, locked in basement, starved, tortured

Police in Afghanistan say they have rescued a 15-year-old girl who was locked up in the basement of her in-laws' house, starved and had her nails pulled out.

Authorities in the northern Baghlan province said they were aware of reports that the girl was tortured after she refused to be forced into prostitution. But, they said, they were waiting for her to fully recover to talk to her and learn more.

The girl, Sahar Gul, was married off to a 30-year-old man about seven months ago. After her parents reported not seeing her for months, police launched their investigation, said Baghlan police official Jawid Basharat.


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  1. Mycology

    Dont forget, Muslims want you to believe the world would be a perfect place if only everyone became muslim.

    That, or they want you to blame this on jews somehow.

    take your pick, western world.

    December 29, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Harley Tennyson

    What is wrong with people? I wish we could do more to curb stop that kind of behavior. I'm at a loss for words. I just hope the rest of her life isn't as traumatic.

    December 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sherri

    The religion of peace strikes again.

    January 7, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sherri

    For some reason my other post was not posted. I guess the 'censors' got it first.

    January 7, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jess30

    I hope the girl finds peace and is able to recover both mentaly and physically from this.

    The action of her sick family have nothing to do with what religion they practice. People of all belief systems commit horrible crimes against others everyday.

    If anything these action show that humans are merely animals and are quite capable of acting like wild animals while pretending they have some divine origin/superiority.

    January 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sickening

    this is disgusting. although, as to some of the comments, it's easy for some to say look how sickening islam, supposedly the religion of peace, is. some also say let's pick between the jews and muslims. yet what about the jews on long island that hold slaves in their homes to cook and clean? on our soil nonetheless. what about mafia-like mossad, who does Not represent all jewish people? there are good and bad people in every religion, and it's not really about religion in the case of this particular story, because the same stuff happens with muslims, jews, and christians in 3rd world countries. have a visit, go to a small village or the red light district and you can easily see kids of all 3 faiths living these awful trafficked lives. anyway, i hope this girl can get as far away from this sick deranged family as possible.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
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