A man’s eyes were gouged out on Thursday allegedly by eight men over a suspicion of an extramarital affair in Muzaffargarh. He was taken to Nishtar Hospital, where doctors treating him said that he would likely survive.
Police said three men had been arrested and that they were looking for the rest.
Shehr Sultan police said that father of eight Bilal, a farmer who is known by his first name only, was kidnapped by eight men when he was working in his field. They said they had suspected that he was having an affair with a girl of their family.
They said they beat up Bilal and gouged out both his eyes. He was later left lying unconscious in a pool of blood. Some passers-by who saw him informed the police. He was taken to the hospital, where Dr Shahbaz Aslam, who was treating him, said that Bilal had lost a lot of blood, but would likely survive.
Police have registered cases against the eight suspects under Sections 365, 334, 324, 148 and 149 (kidnap, intention to hurt or kill, armed with deadly weapon). Police said three of the suspects had been arrested. They were identified as Ghulam Fareed, Riaz and Fayyaz.
Station House Officer Aslam Malghani said that Bilal had been attacked over a suspicion.
Bilal told police that the men had taken him inside the fodder room in the field and had blindfolded him and tied his hands and feet. He said he could hear them discuss which part of his body to cut off. He said when he shouted for help, they stuffed some cloth into his mouth.
He said he felt as if he had been “buried alive”.
Killed over money
In Faisalabad, a man was stabbed to death in a dispute over money in Batala Colony police station.
Police said Muhammad Ahmad, 45, had a dispute with one Shehzad, a resident of Ghulam Muhammadabad, over money.
They said the two had had several arguments over it, which were resolved by mutual friends or family members.
On Thursday, they quarrelled again and Shehzad stabbed Ahmed and fled. Ahmed was taken to a hospital by some passers-by, but her died a few minutes later.
The station house officer concerned said the body had been sent for a post-mortem examination.
A case has been registered against Shehzad on the complaint of Muhammad Yousuf, a friend of the deceased.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2012.