MULTAN: A 20-year-old woman who poured simmering cooking oil on a man was first detained then later released by the police on Sunday.
According to the police Kashif Ali, 25, who is a resident of 87-10R in Khanewal district, entered the house of his neighbour, S*.
The woman told the police she was alone when Kashif entered her house. She added he started harassing her by first passing inappropriate comments and then groped her.
“I slapped him over his immoral behaviour and asked him to leave my home, “ she said, adding that instead of leaving her house he sat on main gate and started singing vulgar songs. “I got infuriated and poured simmering cooking oil on him.”
According to the police, people in the neighbourhood gathered outside the woman’s house after hearing the man’s screams and took him to the District Hospital Khanewal.
The doctors at the hospital said the man sustained 30% burns on face, arms and legs and his condition was said to be out of danger.
Talking to The Express Tribune, S said Kashif had been harassing her for the last two months and was forcing her to meet him in person. “On Saturday night, when he saw me alone at home he entered my house and harassed me, she added. S said she informed Kashif’s parents several times about their son’s behaviour but they did not pay any heed.
Brother of S Usman told The Express Tribune that Kashif had tried to threaten his sister of dire consequences if she would not meet him in person. When S informed us, we approached his family and asked them to take notice of his son’s acts, he said, adding the residents of the area forced his family for clemency and requested them not to take the matter to the police.
Saddar police station said that the woman was released from the police custody. However, an investigation into the case was underway and she would be called for interrogation later.
(*Name withheld to protect identity)
Published in The Express Tribune, December 5th, 2016.
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