Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said on Tuesday that Sahar Gul’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law were arrested and her husband was being sought.
The case has shocked Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has said that whoever used violence against Gul will be punished.
According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, the in-laws kept Gul in a basement for six months, ripped her fingernails out, tortured her with hot irons, and broke her fingers. Police freed her last week.