Genoa, April 8 - A Pakistani shopkeeper is being investigated for beating up his wife when she refused to wear an Islamic veil, sources said Friday.
The man, 31, is under a restraining order pending the investigation on charges of battery and bodily harm.
"He said I could wear jeans but then he always found an excuse to beat me up, saying they were too tight," the victim told investigators after she ran away from home with the couple's two children and reported her husband to police.
"Same thing for the veil - when I said I didn't want to wear it, he beat me up".
She said the domestic abuse went on for a year. She moved to Italy in March 2015.
Posted by Women Against Shariah on Friday, April 8, 2016