MULTAN: A woman’s eyes were allegedly gouged out and her limbs cut off on Wednesday by her own brothers after suspecting her of kidnapping one of their daughters in Muzaffargarh, Punjab.
One of the suspects, identified as Muhammad Afzal, had suspected that his sister – Shareefan Bibi, 40 and mother of five – was involved in the abduction of his daughter Asia.
The girl was reportedly kidnapped a week ago from the same locality. According to police, Afzal had also registered a case [regarding his daughter’s disappearance] against Shareefan.
On Tuesday, Afzal and his brother Mohammad Munir sent the former’s son Muhammad Aslam to call Shareefan for a court hearing. When she was on her way, three men caught her and gouged out her eyes with a sharp knife. They also cut off her feet and fled from the scene.
The woman was taken to rural health centre by a passerby where she was referred to Nishtar Hospital Multan. Doctors at the hospital said the victim was in a critical condition, terming the next 12 hours in this regard crucial.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Shareefan’s daughter Nusrat said her uncles wanted to kill her mother but she was not responsible for Asia’a kidnapping.
Police have registered a case against Afzal, Munir and Aslam on the complaint of Nusrat.
On July 30, a man killed his two sisters on the eve of their weddings in central Punjab as they prepared to marry men they had chosen themselves.
Hundreds of women are murdered by relatives in the country each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour.