Ghotki woman shares harrowing ordeal

Published: June 22, 2010

ISLAMABAD: A 28-year-old resident of Ghotki Sindh, has come to Islamabad to seek justice from the Supreme Court after she claims to have suffered atrocities by her in-laws for the last few years.

Talking to The Express Tribune, she said she was abducted and gang raped by her in-laws after being divorced from her husband.

Several months ago, the woman lodged an FIR against her brother-in-law and his friends for the crime, but is still awaiting action by the police.

“The police have done nothing to catch the perpetrators,” she said, adding that even her children had been forcibly taken away from her.

The woman was married to Ghulam Mohammed when she was 18. After six years of marriage, questions began to arise about her husband’s “homosexuality,” she said. He would also force her to have sex with his guests. When she refused, he ultimately divorced her.

On April 26 this year, her brother-in-law Haji Noor Din and his accomplices Khan Mohammad, Ahmed Ali and Irfan Khan along with others abducted and raped her for five days.

“I was given drugs and after regaining consciousness, I found myself at Darul Aman in Multan,” she said. “My brother came to set me free and also lodged an FIR against those criminals. But even after 15 days the police failed to submit the challan in the court,” she added.

The woman said that the medical examination ordered by the police proved that she was gang raped, drugged and physically abused. The report was handed over to a judge in Ghotki. “He referred the case to Third Additional Judge Mirpur Mathelo, who granted the accused party bail without even conducting a hearing,” she said.

“I want the culprits to be put behind bars,” she said. “I want my children back and their father to provide for their expenses.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2010.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Dr Shaista
    Jun 22, 2010 - 10:27AM

    Oh God! what a painful incidence. Is there anyone who can gie justice and protection to women of our country. Really shamful!Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2010 - 3:01PM

    And still we call ourselves a decent nation, giving respect to women…Recommend

  • Faisal Chaudary
    Jun 22, 2010 - 4:21PM

    The values mean nothing at this Modern Era of 2010,basically The StoneAge…we are Animals in basic instinct,disguised in Angel-Attitudes…hell to such people.They must be shameful to be called Human Beings.Recommend

  • Niqa Usmani
    Jun 22, 2010 - 9:23PM

    Its such a devilsh attitude. Such people should be stoned till death. Where are so called Leaders and protectors..!Recommend

  • Nida Khan
    Jun 23, 2010 - 2:51PM

    Time to speak up LADIES….! need to put an end to these devil acts. Recommend

  • imtiaz
    Jun 23, 2010 - 6:19PM

    please lady go away. we are too busy playing politics and giving relief to criminal who pay whopping 5000 in tax. Recommend

  • Shahnawaz Sikendar
    Jun 24, 2010 - 10:23AM

    you are tooo right Mr Imtiaz. If such women will speak up hen they will be distrubed.So better not to distrub them. Shame on them!Recommend

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