Girl forcibly married twice, gang-raped

— File photo

— File photo

CHINIOT: A girl was allegedly kidnapped, forcibly married twice before being gang-raped and stripped naked in revenge for her brother’s act.

Sanaullah, 22, son of Noor Muhammad of Mawar Bhattian, had allegedly eloped with the daughter of Mallah of the same village after the families refused to marry them.

The girl’s family called Panchayat which decreed that Sanaullah’s sister would have to marry Zahid Ali, brother of the girl who had eloped with Sana.

After the decision of Panchayat, accomplices of Zahid kidnapped Sana’s sister from her house, held Nikah with her and divorced her after five days. Later, Zahid and his family gave her in the Nikah of Zahid’s cousin Noor Ahmad. Some days later, four members of Zahid’s family gang-raped her and subjected her to torture.

They stripped her naked, tied her with a tree in the village and called her parents to get their daughter back in return for their girl. The family got her back a month after her alleged kidnapping.

The girl approached the magistrate at tehsil Lalian who ordered her medical examination and registration of case.

Chiniot DPO Munir Zia confirmed a Panchayat had forced the victim to marry Zahid to avenge the act of her brother in February but neither she nor did her family approach the police for registering a case.

The girl submitted an application to the police on Monday and an FIR of kidnap and rape had been registered with Mohammadwala police station. — Correspondent

Source: Dawn

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