A woman was beaten with a stick allegedly by her husband for threatening to leave him.
Kalsoom, a resident of Jinnah Colony, was taken to Shaikh Zayed Hospital on Wednesday with bruises on her arms and back.
Her father told The Express Tribune that Shahnaz and her husband, Khadim Hussain, had been quarreling for several months over the family’s earnings. He said on Wednesday she was beaten up following a similar argument. “We were informed about the incident by her neighbours. They had taken her to the hospital,” her father said.
“She had never complained about Khadim’s behaviour during the first couple of years of their marriage.
Khadim started beating her after he had to shutdown his business due to losses,” he said.
Doctors treating Kalsoom at the hospital said the woman had bruises on her arms and back. They said she would be discharged after full recovery in a weak.
Elahi Baksh, whose family took Kalsoom to hospital, said they were having lunch when they heard Kalsoom crying for help. He said by the time he and his wife rushed to her house her husband had fled.
Kalsoom’s father said he had filed a complaint with the Saddar B divison police for registration of a case against Khadim Hussain.
Saddar B Division police, however, said they had yet to receive a complaint.
In another incident, a case was registered against a man on a complaint filed by his wife under Section 506 of the Pakistan Penal Code (Punishment for criminal intimidation).
SHO Noor Nawaz said the complainant, a resident of Musafir Khana, alleged in her complaint that her husband had threatened to kill her over her refusal to let him sell a house she owned.
The complainant said that she had been married to Imtiaz for 14 years. She said her husband had been jobless and for several months he had wanted to sell the house the couple lived in. She said Imtiaz beat her and threatened to kill her if she obstructed his plans.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 5th, 2012.