Too horrible for comment. From the Hindustan Times, with thanks to Sunindia:
“Mariam mere kaam ki nahin rahi (Marriyam is of no use to me now).” That’s Mohammed Hussain, husband of Mariam Begum, whose ears and nose were chopped off by terrorists in 2004.
Mariam, 23, now has her ears and nose back after reconstruction surgeries at the Government Medical College Hospital, Jammu and the Northern Command Military Hospital.
But Hussain doesn’t want to stay with Mariam anymore and plans to leave her for another woman. “I sold everything of mine to pay one lakh rupees to the terrorists who abducted her. I even supported her in hospital with whatever money I had. For the last six months, her family hasn’t let me meet her. In any case, after all those surgeries, she is now worthless. I am planning another marriage,” said Hussain, who is now in Punjab.
He said he had been hiding from security forces, who, he feared, would force him to go back to Mariam. “Police and army will force me to continue with Mariam. But I want a wife who can at least cook for me,” said Hussain.
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen militants abducted Mariam and her father from village Mehad Dhar on June 16, 2004. The militants had targeted them because Mariam’s brother Latif, also a Harkat militant, had surrendered to security forces a few days earlier.