The wife of a Muslim man accused of bashing and detaining their 15-year-old daughter denies failing to seek medical attention for the injured girl, who allegedly suffered a broken nose and broken tooth.

Police also say the girl was made to hide her injuries under a burqa.

The woman entered a not guilty plea in the Manukau District Court today to a charge of criminal nuisance. Like her husband, the woman was granted name suppression to protect the identity of her daughter.

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